BU Academic’s Success Acknowledged by Chartered Professional Body for Project Management at Awards Night

Posted on behalf of CEL Learning and Teaching Fellow Dr Karen Thompson. Well done Karen, this is a fantastic achievement!


Last night I attended the annual Awards Ceremony of the Chartered Body for the Project Profession, the Association for Project Management.   TV icon and renowned editor John Pienaar was our host for the evening.  The venue was Old Billingsgate, a lovely old building that was formerly the London fish market  (I selected the fish option and the salmon was cooked to perfection.)

I was delighted to receive the Herbert Walton Award for my research.  This award, “awarded at the discretion of the judges, recognises an excellent PhD dissertation submitted during the year at Doctorate level”, and the criteria reflect relevance to the practice of the profession.

I would like to pay tribute here to my two supervisors Profesor Brian Hollocks and Dr Paul Freedman for their tireless support and encouragement that led to this success.

In the photo with me is Russel Jamieson, co-chair of the APM People SIG and past Chairman of the Wessex Branch, who has been pivotal to collaboration between BU and the APM. Long may the fusion of project management professional practice, education and research continue!

Dr Karen Thompson

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