meets Dr Karen Thompson, The Academic Project Manager


This month the award-winning academic project manager, Dr Karen Thompson returns to talk about her project management career.


Karen is an experienced practitioner turned innovative academic. She is passionate about transforming Project Management practice and education through research that explores the creative, ethical and human dimensions of projects. At Bournemouth University she leads the MSc Organisational Project Management and undergraduate units in project management. 

In 2017 Karen won the Herbert Walton Award from APM for the relevance to practice of her research on social media in project management, and in 2019 received the Teaching Excellence Award from PMI UK. Her current research interests include the application of Responsible Project Management in contexts such as refugee camps and the development of local action to achieve ‘Net Zero’ targets for greenhouse gas emissions. 



Folding @ Home Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology, and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics. Find out more

Hope you enjoy the show and until next time remember project management is funny. 





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