Uni lecturer gets top prize

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A UNIVERSITY of Portsmouth lecturer has been awarded first prize by a New Zealand academic group for writing the best thesis in his subject.

Dr Brad McKenna is a lecturer in operations and systems management in Portsmouth Business School.

His research studied whether virtual worlds have the potential to change the way in which organisations and social groups organise.

Dr McKenna won the 2014 Professors and Heads of Information Systems Doctoral Thesis Award.