Alumna Maggi Evans won the 2021 Best Book Award in the practitioner category for her book: From Talent Management to Talent Liberation: A Practical Guide for Professionals, Managers and Leaders.
Maggi Evans achieved her PhD in Talent and Career Management in 2017 from the School of Business and Economics, and was supervised by Professor John Arnold and Dr Andrew Rothwell, members of the School’s Work and Organisation Academic Group.
With minor contributions from John and Andrew, Maggi’s book ‘From Talent Management to Talent Liberation: A Practical Guide for Professionals, Managers and Leaders’ expands on her doctoral research about talent management with a focus on workplace career conversations. This investigates how research can have an impact on human resource management processes. The book hopes to encourage other PhD candidates and reinforce that they can make a difference in the real world with their research.
In the textbook category Professor Camilla Gilmore and Professor Matthew Inglis from the Mathematics Education Centre, along with co-author Dr Silke Göbel from York University, won for their title ‘An Introduction to Mathematical Cognition’.
Their book showcases international research on the most important cognitive issues that affect mathematical performance across a wide age range, from early childhood to adulthood. The book considers the foundational competencies of non-symbolic and symbolic number processing before discussing arithmetic, conceptual understanding, individual differences and dyscalculia, algebra, number systems, reasoning and higher-level mathematics such as formal proof.
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