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White Rose DTC Best Paper Competition 2015

July 16, 2015

The WRDTC launched their first ‘Paper of the Year’ competition prior to the annual Spring Conference in May 2015.  Entries were submitted from many disciplines within the Social Sciences and were of a very high standard.

A panel of select academics from the White Rose DTC Academic Quality Committee assessed the papers and we are pleased to announce the following:


Lena Kruckenberg
Sustainability Research Institute and Centre for International Business
University of Leeds

Paper: Renewable energy partnerships in development cooperation: towards a relational understanding of technical assistance


Yuri van Hoef
School of Politics and International Studies
University of Leeds

Friendship in world politics: assessing the personal relationships between Helmut Kohl and Francois Mitterand, and George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev


Simone Croft
Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield

Paper: Validity of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire in Preschool-Aged Children

Lena received a £50.00 book voucher and we will formally recognise her success at the White Rose DTC Autumn conference.