Rosie McLeod has been short-listed as a finalist for the IJMR Young Research Writer Award 2011 for her paper Ownership and change; A case study of action research in Kenya. The judges said:

Using a case study with a Kenyan charity, Rosie demonstrates how research can be used to facilitate learning, insight and programme management in an emerging economy. The judges commended Rosie on an interesting and passionately written case study which clearly describes action-research methodology and critically explores its application. She identifies the need for creativity and flexibility in such situations, and highlights the key role that can be played by professional researchers in developing effective research projects which engage and motivate all stakeholders.