A PhD student from Warwick Institute of Education has been awarded a prize for the best thesis on literacy by the UK Literary Association.
Dahlia Janan, who graduated in January 2012, won the prize for her thesis, "Towards a new model of Readabilty", which was judged to be the best thesis on literacy in the whole of the UK.
The UKLA Annual Conference was held on 6-7 July at the University of Leicester and Dahlia was presented with her award at the conference dinner on 7 July.
I am honoured and delighted to win this award. This is fantastically good news for me and for the Warwick Institute of Education (WIE) as well. I am keen on exploring and expanding the work that I have done in my PhD and to update my findings with further research in the literacy area. I could not have done this without the tremendous care and support and superb supervision from my supervisor, Professor David Wray. The high quality of professional knowledge sharing from the academic staff of WIE and the brilliant service and support from the professional support services staff from WIE in particular and from the university in general, have all made a significant contribution to this success. Not forgetting a special thank you to my family and friends for their prayer, love and support.