Research that impacts lives, businesses and societies
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The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business Doctoral Conference brings PGR students in the faculty from different specialised areas together to give them inspiration to present their research interests to others in the field. This is an excellent opportunity to gain confidence in presenting at a conference while still in a familiar space.

Our overarching conference theme is research that impacts lives, businesses and societies.


  • Society resilience and environmental sustainability - including but not limited to supply chain management, agricultural research, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) studies, climate change research, circular economy, smart cities, sociology, social policy, law and governance research, multicultural studies, civil rights, social and spatial justice, art practice, design, architecture, built environment, history, anthropology.
  • Heritage, humanities and creative arts - including but not limited to fine arts, photography, design, architecture, built environment, music, dance, performing arts, history, literary work.
  • Education, health and wellbeing - including but not limited to formal and informal learning, inclusion and special educational needs and disability (SEND) studies, educational multiculturalism, gender studies, learners’ and teachers’ voices, health.
  • Leadership and business innovation - including but not limited to leadership management, tourism, business models, innovation management research, motivation and gamification, knowledge management, decision sciences.

The conference is exclusively for doctoral students. Winners of each sub theme will be rewarded with a voucher.

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Keynote speaker: Dr Smita Tripathi

Smita is a Lecturer in Leadership and Human Resource Studies, and an active researcher at the Plymouth Business School. After a successful tenure in the government of India as a Civil Servant in Customs, she re-entered the academic world by doing a management degree focusing on innovation, strategy and change and a PhD in leadership and public sector management. She is particularly interested in the role of leadership in leading change and managing complex challenges and in public sector management. Her doctoral research is on leadership at the apex of local government. 

She has conducted research on leadership, talent management, collaboration and social enterprise, responsible governance and on Indian business culture and its leadership implications. Recently she has extended her research to peace studies, conflict resolution and development, exploring the challenges of collaboration and working across organisations.

Keynote speaker: Laura Hopes, 3D3 PhD student

Laura’s AHRC-funded PhD, ‘Being Vulnerable: Distances of the Sublime Anthropocene’ develops from a methodology built around the ‘vulnerable practitioner’. Her practice has become, through extensive collaboration within the collective Still/Moving and with academics and experts, a process where assumptions are constantly challenged and obstacles unpicked. Still/Moving artists’ (Laura, Martin Hampton and Léonie Hampton) collective practice aims to create social and environmental change through questioning established modes of thinking and behaviour. For Mayflower 400, ‘Speedwell’ used illuminated signage to ask complex questions. NO, NEW, WORLDS asked us to think about our world, this damaged planet and how we arrived at this pivotal moment in its history. Multiple readings, constantly shifting between different phrases, questions if there ever was a ‘New World’ and asks us to imagine new worlds of living, caring and dying well together.

Keynote speaker: Alun Morgan

Alun is Lecturer in Education where he leads courses on Environmental and Sustainability Education, Science Education, Global Education and Outdoor Learning. His work focuses on the interface between geography and science education, environmental education and education for sustainability and global citizenship, and outdoor and adventurous learning. He works across educational phases (primary through to higher education) and formal-informal learning sectors, and promotes intergenerational, lifelong and community-based learning. He has a long-standing research interest in place and landscape as integrative concepts for learning, with a particular interest in citizen science and ocean literacy. 

He is co-leader of the Learning Outside of Formal Education Research Excellence Cluster; and Convenor of the Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning (PRinOL) Regional Research Hub.

Keynote speaker: Dr Jan Georgeson

Jan, Associate Professor at the University, has extensive experience as a teacher, tutor and researcher in the area of educational disadvantage, special educational needs (SEN) and disability. She has taught children with SEN in secondary, primary and preschool settings, as well as supported parents to work with their children at home. She has worked on national research projects on speech, language and reading difficulties, disability and disadvantage, social work, interprofessional working and professional development for the Early Childhood sector. 

More recently she has worked on a range of European projects on professional development for inclusion, second language teaching, and ICT and international online training courses for teachers. She was lead researcher on projects exploring the potential of robotics and mobile technology to develop children’s 21st century skills.

Research cafe virtual writing retreat 

We are also happy to inform you that there will be writing retreats everyday from Monday to Friday from 10:00 in the morning. This will be very beneficial to everyone who attends as we can motivate each other to write our abstracts and prepare for the upcoming doctoral conference. 
Mondays to Friday 10:00 - 16:30. 
Meeting ID: 631 642 1144 
Password: 12345

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