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Joanne Neary has won the Mark Herrington award for "best dissertation" on the subject of regeneration.

SPHSU student wins prize for Masters dissertation

posted on: May 11, 2011

Congratulations to Joanne Neary, who has won the  Mark Herrington award for "best dissertation" on the subject of regeneration. The award was given to Joanne at the Department of Urban Studies on 3rd May 2011.

The award, which includes a small cash prize and trophy, is funded by the global professional services provider, Turner and Townsend, in memorium of a colleague with an interest in urban studies and regeneration. A representative from Turner and Townsend presented the award, and Joanne has been invited to present her work to Glasgow Housing Association. 

Joanne's dissertation was on young people's perceptions and experiences of regeneration. It tests some innovative qualitative methods such as participant photography and 'go-along' interviews in which participants give the researcher a guided tour of their neighbourhood. Joanne is now working on her PhD, on a related toopic.