Young Researchers

IAPS biannually awards young researchers for excellent research projects and research papers presented at IAPS Young Researchers’ Workshop.

Two types of Award apply:

YR Best Paper Award – for papers on completed and publishable pieces of research. The winner of the Best Paper Award receives a 4-years free IAPS membership.

Since 2008, IAPS also awards YR Excellent Research Proposals. This award applies to Master and PhD in-progress work showing a great potential. The award includes a 1-year free IAPS membership.

The general award principles can be read here: Notes on IAPS Young Researchers Workshop 2010

YR Award Winners 2004-2010


The winners of the past conferences are:


Excellent paper Award:

Claudia Andrade (ISCTE-IUL, Portugal)

Hospital physical environment and users’ well-being: Adaptation and validation of a hospital environment quality perception measure

Christophe Demarque (University of Provence, France)

Effects of binding communication on Future Time Perspective and decision making facing pro-environmental behaviour

 Excellent research proposal Award:

Seung Ho Youn (University of Surrey, UK)

Symbolic colonial heritage and reconstruction of national identity

Karin Kragsig Peschardt (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

The missing link ? A study of the restorative characteristics and qualities of small rooms in the dense city of Copenhagen

Thilo Becker (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)

The distribution of external costs from transport

Roman Matousek (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)

Environmental justice and post-socialism: issues of segregation and housing policy

Alena Bleicher (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Germany)

Old Environmental Burden ? Present Adventure. Ignorance in decision making and the case of contaminated areas

Jinhee Park (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)

A particular housing culture shaped by high-rise apartments and its socio-spatial impacts in South Korea


IAPS 20 IN ROME (2008):

Best paper Award:

Sarah Payne (University of Manchester, UK)

Soundscapes within urban parks: their restorative value

Excellent research proposal Award:

Matt Andrews (University of Surrey, UK)

The role of anticipated restoration as a mediator in the relationship between perceptions of danger and environmental preference

Elena Bilotta (University Roma 1, Italy)

Safety and fear of crime in urban environment: The case of the city of Rome

Jaime Hernandez (University of Newcastle, UK)

Collective construction of public space and meaning in informal settlements (popular habitat) in Colombia

Isabelle Richard (University of Provence, France)

Initiate comportemental change: carpooling, a non-consuensual ecological gesture: brake’s analysis

Louise Ritchie (University of West of Scotland, UK)

Reviewing the evidence for dementia-friendly environments: what does and doesn’t work

G.S. Subbaiyan (National Institute of Technology, India)

An investigation of the impact of land use and physical features of the built environment on the fear of crime of passengers waiting in bus stops after dark



Best paper Award:

Maggie Butchart (School of Nursing & Midwifery University of Dundee, UK)


IAPS 18 IN VIENNA (2004):

Best paper Award:

Maria Johansson (Lund Institute of Technology, Dept. of Environmental Psychology, Sweden)

Local People’s Motives for Biodiversity Conservation

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