APM was delighted to celebrate excellence and achievement in project management academia, education, and research, at this inaugural virtual event. Attendees gained valuable insight and advice from workshops covering a variety of topics and were able to network with employers and publishers.

The workshops are now available to view on-demand.

Congratulations to all our Education and Research Awards winners that were announced at the virtual awards ceremony. You can view the winners below.

Watch the awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all our winners.

The afternoon culminated in an awards ceremony which recognised and rewarded excellence in education and research in the project profession. Our elite panel of judges carefully deliberated over a large number of entries of seven categories, and shortlisted our finalists.

All were welcome to attend the virtual ceremony where the winners below were announced.

of the year 2020

Emma Huckerby
Leeds Beckett University/PL Projects

of the year 2020

Bessie Ashton-Melia 
BAE Systems

of the year 2020

Giorgio Forlini 
University of Westminster
/Inside Ideas Group

PhD Doctoral 
of the year 2020

Katherine Bloomfield 
University of Hull

Research paper 
of the year 2020

Sponsored by International Journal of Project Management

Johan Ninan 
University College London

Branding and Governmentality for Infrastructure Megaprojects: The role of social media

Developmental programme of the year 2020

Project Management Degree Apprenticeship 

Yash Kotak
Blackpool and The Fylde College

Developmental programme of the year 2020

Project Management Degree Apprenticeship 

Susie Kentell 
BAE Systems

of the year 2020

James Pearce
Rolls-Royce PLC

of the year 2020

Andy Smith 
Blackpool and The Fylde College

On-demand workshops are now available to watch on-demand.

Note: As these sessions are recorded from 21 October please be aware that any questions are not being monitored.

How to get your excellent research published

Martina Huemann Vienna Business School & 
Simon Jones Elsevier

Professor Martina Huemann and Simon Jones, a Publisher from Elsevier, talked about ‘How to get your excellent research published’ in project management journals. Topics included ‘Which journal fits your paper?’, ‘tip and tricks on how to write a great paper’ ‘common mistakes when writing a paper’ and ‘journal processes in project management journals’.

What makes an award-winning
PhD student?

Dr Simon Addyman University College London

In this workshop Simon shared his experiences of undertaking a part-time PhD, what it means to do an autoethnography and how he have moved his career from 30 years of practice in construction project management to becoming a full time academic.

How to get the job and what to expect

Cristina Mas Peiro Project Manager at Airbus &
Jo Stanford MA ChPP 
Health Education England

In this session Jo, head of profession at Health Education England, and Cristina, a graduate at Airbus talked from two different perspectives about their experiences of career progression in the project profession, what they learned along the way, and what they would pass on to others to help them in their own career journeys.  

What is it like working in projects

Tom Grosvenor National Trust &
Nicola Benjamin Arup

This presentation, delivered by project professionals Nicola Benjamin and Tom Grosvenor, gave delegates a taste of the speakers’ experiences working on a variety of different projects. Tom and Nicola focused on the range of issues facing project professionals in complex, dynamic and uncertain project environments. 

APM's commitment to education
and research

Caspar Bartington Association for Project Management &
Daniel Nicholls Association for Project Management

In this session Daniel and Caspar talked about the importance of education and research to APM. This included some of the ways you can engage with APM’s content and community, as well as looking ahead to future plans and opportunities. 

Want to find out more about how APM research could help you or your organisation? 

Whether you are you interested in the latest APM research publications and insights, access to funding or looking to take part in the latest research why not visit APM’s research programme for more information.



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