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UK and Ireland PRME Chapter Writing Competition 2016/17

The PRME Chapter UK and Ireland is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual Responsible Business and Management Writing Competition. Dr Alec Wersun, Chapter Chair, has welcomed


“the clear evidence demonstrated in the competition entries of a deepening engagement with themes central to the pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the business school sector.” He has also paid particular tribute to “all those academic staff whose work, week in and week out, has inspired and motivated their students to grapple with the challenges of sustainability, ethics and responsible management and leadership”

The undergraduate competition winner is Dominic Rose of the University of Nottingham.  Outlining the reasons for awarding him the top prize, Dr Paul Cashian, Chair of the UG Judging Panel, commented, “This submission is an excellent example of the application of both ethical leadership theory and the concept of Nash equilibrium to undertake a critical evaluation of the issues around the leadership style adopted in a Silicon Valley medical start-up company”. Joint second prize winners were Monica Oregna of the University of Salford and Tara Haden of the University of Sussex.

The winner of the first prize in the postgraduate category is Brogan McLachlan of the University of St Andrews, for her essay on whether the United Nations should develop a treaty on business and human rights.  Commenting on her winning qualities, Dr Christine Gilligan, Chair of the PG Panel, said, “Brogan raises important issues in relation to the PRME agenda and addresses them well. Her essay has a very clear focus, was well researched and written and draws on a variety of sound academic sources.” Second and third prize winners were Marius Saunes of Glasgow Caledonian University and Samuel Darragh of Bath University.

On behalf of the organisers, Chris Blackburn, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Oxford Brookes Business School, congratulated both prize winners and other finalists on their achievements.  He additionally thanked members of the judging panels for “being so generous in volunteering their time and expertise”, and added, “we look forward to extending the reach of the competition yet further in 2018/19, and offering additional, innovative ways of recognising student engagement with the Responsible Management Education Agenda”.

Any enquiries about the results or the third competition planned for 2018/19 can be directed to Dr Jonathan Louw at

For more information about the PRME Chapter UK and Ireland see:



Postgraduate Category


First Prize Brogan McLachlan University of St Andrews - Download her essay here

Second Prize Marius Saunes Glasgow Caledonian University - Download his essay here

Third Prize Samuel Darragh Bath University - Download his essay here

Other Finalists (in alphabetical order)

Alessandra Abreu (Queen Mary, University of London), Adam Graf (University of St Andrews), Reuben Lyon (Bath University), Deepa Narayana (Nottingham Trent University), Leila Rabelo (Glasgow Caledonian University), Caroline Russell-Smith (Glasgow Caledonian University) and Kimberley Winternitz (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Undergraduate Category


First Prize Dominic Rose University of Nottingham - Download his essay here

Joint Second Prize Monica Oregna University of Salford  - Download her essay here  and Tara Haden University of Sussex 

Other Finalists (in alphabetical order)

Elizabeth Black (University of Kent), Kira Graham (University of Hertfordshire), Cerys Hough (University of Salford), Gethin Roberts (University of Salford), Giuseppe Trimarco (Glasgow Caledonian University), Daniel Weirig (Royal Holloway, University of London), and Steve Williams (University of Southampton)



Postgraduate Panel

Dr Christine Gilligan                         Sheffield Hallam University (Chair)

Professor Peter Stokes                     Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University

Undergraduate Panels

Dr Paul Cashian                                Coventry University (Chair)

Dr Jana Filosof                                  University of Hertfordshire

Matthew Gitsham                              Hult International Business School

Dr Amir Keshtiban                            University of Northumbria

Meredith Storey                                University of Limerick

Professor Tony Wall                          University of Chester

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