Our PhD graduate wins the 2020 ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award MoreClose
We are glad to announce that Dr Hussein Haruna, our PhD graduate, has won the 2020 ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award is bestowed by The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), an international association for those in the field of information science and technology established in 1937.
The award recognises outstanding recent doctoral candidates whose research contributes significantly to an understanding of some aspect of information science. It is intended to encourage participation of new PhDs in the activities of a professional association by providing a forum for the presentation of their research and assisting them with some travel support.
Dr Haruna was selected as this year’s winner from among a pool of outstanding candidates who were judged based on the following criteria: 1) importance of the topic to theory development and/or practical applications in information science; 2) soundness of methodology; 3) organisation and clarity of the presentation; and 4) quality of data (when applicable). His dissertation, titled “Improving Sexual Health Education for Adolescent Students Using Game-Based Learning and Gamification”, can be accessed through the HKU library here.
Dr Haruna was primarily supervised by Dr Hu Xiao, Associate Professor in the Faculty’s Academic Unit of Human Communication, Development, and Information Sciences, and co-supervised by Dr Samuel Chu, Associate Professor in the Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership. Dr Haruna is currently Post-Doctoral Researcher (Educational Research & Innovation) at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. He will receive his award at the 2020 meeting of the ASIS&T, a flagship meeting in the field of Information Science, which will be held virtually from October 25-29, 2020.
Many congratulations to Dr Haruna on his great achievement!