The United Kingdom’s Association for Project Management (APM) has awarded Australian academic Professor Lynn Crawford an Honorary Fellowship and its most prestigious title, the Sir Monty Finniston Award for Lifetime Achievement, at a gala dinner in London last week.
Crawford, who knew she would receive the fellowship, said she was “stunned” at also being awarded the Monty. “The Monty was beyond my wildest dreams. I realised that this was confirmation that all the work I have been doing in the field of management of projects, much of it voluntary, has been worthwhile.”
The Professor holds a number of fellowships in the field of project management, ranging from a life fellowship at the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) in her home country to an honorary fellowship at the International Project Management Association (IPMA).
Crawford is the founder of Human Systems International Asia Pacific, where she currently serves as Strategic Advisor, and holds a number of academic positions around the world including at the University of Sydney (Aus), Bond University (Aus), Cranfield University (UK) and the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (USA). She was previously a Professor at SKEMA Business School in France.
Her research has been instrumental in the formation of the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS) and accolades include the IPMA Research Achievement Award for her advancement of project research and the project management profession.
Crawford said the Monty has given new life to her work. “Winning this award is not the culmination of my work, but has inspired and energised me to continue my research and my role in developing our profession.”
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