Dr Janine Douglas, Associate Consultant with IEA, was awarded Edith Cowan University’s 2010 University Research Medal.
The University Council annually awards the University Medal in recognition of outstanding academic achievement by a graduate student studying in the higher degrees by research program of the university. In part, her citation read:
Dr Janine Douglas has made an exemplary contribution to the research and engagement of the University. Her thesis entitled Identifying, Developing and Applying Information Culture in the Western Australian Public Sector was described by one of her examiners as being impressive, given not only the paucity of research, but also the complexity of this area of research. Dr Douglas has now clearly added to this body of knowledge. Already the key findings in this study have led to the development of a model for information culture within the public sector. Her thesis also gained international acclaim from the Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. The examiner noted the excellence of Dr Douglas’s thesis stating that it was amongst the best written thesis examined in recent years. Commenting on the relevance of the research topic and the standard of the research, another of the international examiners said that the thesis addressed interesting and urgent contemporary problems for all organisations. The examiner went on to say that it was the best among theses prepared by prestigious universities in other parts of the world that she had examined, including Oxford University.
2010 University Research Medal