ESRC seminar series on New Forms of Doctorate

12 Feb


2 March 2010: Free seminar on practice, the PhD and new forms of
doctorate, London

ESRC seminar series on New Forms of Doctorate

I am very pleased to announce the latest seminar in the ESRC
series New Forms of Doctorate. Previous seminars in the series
have been highly praised and very popular, so please book your
place early.

London Knowledge Lab 23-29 Emerald Street London WC1N 3QS

Date and time
2 March 2010 coffee from 10:00; seminar begins 10:30; ends 3:30

How to secure a place
Please email Richard Sheldrake at

About the seminar
The new seminar on 2 March 2010 follows the pattern of our
previous events in combining strategic overviews of key issues
in the modern doctorate and case studies of particular forms of
research practice. Again key themes will be the kinds of
knowledge created by research and how they can best be
represented. The selection of participants is designed to give
insights across discipline boundaries.

We are very fortunate to have leading the speakers Prof. Chris
Rust, co-author of the important AHRC Review of Practice-Led
Research 2007, who is widely published on themes of tacit
knowledge and the nature of design. Dr. Mine Dogantan-Dack will
consider practice-as-research in music performance. An
internationally respected musician, she has recently directed an
AHRC project, Alchemy, rooted in rehearsal and performance with
the Marmara Trio. Dr. Anna Milsom completed her PhD in
translation at Middlesex University with a highly innovative
multimedia approach to representing her research knowledge.

Dr. Catherine Hill continues our theme from a previous seminar,
considering professional doctorates as well as the PhD. She has
a particular interest in enquiry which occurs in and for
advanced level practice and which has effective action rather
than published output as its main aim. Dr. Kristina Niedderrer
offers us a framework for the relationship between research
methods, knowledge, and that so-tricky concept, rigour. Dr Nick
Bryan-Kinns researches collaboration, engagement, and the design
process. He has particular insights to offer in
interdisciplinary studies, such as PhDs which veer towards the
arts but which are located and examined in a science and
engineering faculty, and is contributor to a major EPSRC
Doctoral Training Centre.

The speakers

Prof. Chris Rust
Professor of Design
Director, Sheffield Institute of Arts
Head of Art and Design Department
Sheffield Hallam University

Dr. Mine Dogantan-Dack
Research Fellow
Chair of Music Research Group
Music Department
Middlesex University

Dr. Anna Milsom
Senior Lecturer in Applied Translation
London Metropolitan University

Dr. Kristina Niedderer
Reader in Design and Applied Arts
Chair of Material Design and Applied Art Research Group
School of Art and Design
University of Wolverhampton

Dr. Catherine Hill
Programme leader, Professional Doctorate
Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Sheffield Hallam University

Dr. Nick Bryan-Kinns
Centre for Digital Music
and IMC Research Group
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science,
Queen Mary, University of London

The series is led by Prof. Richard Andrews at the Institute of

The London Knowledge Lab is a collaboration between the
Institute of Education and Birkbeck.

One Response to “ESRC seminar series on New Forms of Doctorate”

  1. Olivia February 12, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    yup – I like it, clear and accessible.

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