Surprised and delighted to be informed that my PhD has been judged in the “Top 5″ Internationally in 2017 for Information Science in the ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award.
My thesis topic was Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery. The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) scope includes any PhD related to, “the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes.”
The judges comments include: “As far as I know, this is the first comprehensive and holistic work studying enterprise search; this is a pretty relevant theme and the contributions of the thesis are sizeable” and “Findings from this thesis have direct implications for the theories and practices in information science”.
A big thanks to my supervisory team of Professor Simon Burnett (Robert Gordon University) and Dr Laura Muir (Edinburgh Napier) along with everyone who has helped and encouraged me. It further motivates me to continue academic research in this area and to make further contributions to the discipline in what is a tremendously exciting time.