PROUD ACHIEVEMENT: Dr Dahlia Janan receives the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Research Student Award 2012
TANJUNG MALIM: A LECTURER at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Dr Dahlia Janan, made the country proud when she was adjudged the recipient of the best Thesis Award for Literature in Britain.
Dahlia is a lecturer at the Language and Malay Literature Department, Faculty of Language and Communication.
She received the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Research Student Award 2012 from Convenor of Research of UKLA, Professor Guy Merhant, recently.
"My thesis is about the development of a new concept on readability.
"The present method and research focuses on quantity compared to my presentation which gives importance to quality," she said.
Her thesis was picked as the winner based on the creation of a new method to conduct research, which encompasses both quality and quantity.
Dahlia's innovation is being used as a research material by international researchers.
She was actively involved in charity work known as "The Right to Read" organised by the charity organisation of University of Warwick between 2008 and 2010 while pursuing her PhD there.
"The project is for primary school pupils who have no confidence in reading," she added.
While in Britain, Dahlia was appointed as a consultant for The Language Accessibility Guides Project for Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (OFQUAL), United Kingdom.
It is a British government organisation which oversees and controls quality and standards of examination bodies.
In October last year, Dahlia was honoured with Giving to Warwick Student Prize for academic excellence, charity work and consultation work.
Dahlia was appointed to her present post on July 16 this year.
"I did not expect to receive the honour and it was a sweet gift for my involvement in the field of education," she said.