14 Jul 2014
Graduate wins international award
Loughborough PhD graduate Dr Abdullah Alkhuraiji has won the Sharjah Award for best doctoral thesis in Administrative Science - Arab Region, recognising his outstanding research in the Healthcare sector.
Dr Alkhuraiji, now a researcher at King Fahd Security College Saudi Arabia, was presented with the award at the University of Sharjah, UAE, by Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.
The award is offered under the patronage of the Government of Sharjah in cooperation with the Arab Administrative Development Organisation. It recognises PhD theses that demonstrate creative efforts of outstanding merit that combine theory and applied knowledge in the field of administration and administrative development in the Arab region.
Abdullah graduated with his doctorate from Loughborough last year, under the supervision of the School's Professor Tom Jackson, who said: "I am delighted Dr Abdullah Alkhuraiji has won the prestigious Sharjah Award. His work into integrating systems in the Healthcare sector has been a major breakthrough and could potentially save lives."
The thesis was also supervised by Computer Science’s Ian Murray.