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September 2016

Three major prizes for SEED colleague’s PhD thesis

(4 September 2016)

Dr Steven Courtney, Lecturer in Management and Leadership, has received three major prizes for his PhD, which was awarded in December 2015. 

The thesis, entitled ‘Investigating school leadership at a time of system diversity, competition and flux’, has won the following prizes: 

  • The American Educational Research Association Division A 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award;
  • The British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society Thesis Award 2016;
  • The British Educational Research Association Doctoral Thesis Award 2016. 

It is believed that Steven is the first non-US student to win the AERA Outstanding Dissertation Award, and also the first to receive all three awards.