Karen Thompson, Lecturer in the Faculty of Management, recently 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.
Karen was delighted to receive the Herbert Walton Award for her 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.
In the photo with Karen 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!