11 August 2008

Sarah Payne Wins International Best Young Researcher Award

The bi-annual 'International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS)' conference for Environmental Psychologists, Landscape Architects and Architects was recently held in Rome. Sarah Payne, a previous BSc Psychology student from Sheffield is now a PhD student at the University of Manchester won the 'IAPS Young Researchers Best Paper Award' with her paper entitled 'Soundscapes within urban parks: their restorative value' which is also a summary of her thesis. Her interest in the environmental psychology of public spaces started with her undergraduate study of Devonshire Green and its many groups of users was completed at the University of Sheffield.

IAPS Conference 2008 website

Sarah Payne's profile page at the University of Manchester (including a summary of her dissertation)