The College of Business recently hosted the inaugural Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Summer Conference.
HDR candidates attend panel session as part of the HDR Summer Conference.
This conference was the first initiative by the College’s new Doctoral Training Centre and was designed to enhance the research experience of HDR candidates.
Ashkan Khalili, HDR Representative, School of Management Research Committee, said: “The HDR Summer Conference provided an excellent opportunity for us to interact with and learn from other researchers in an encouraging, intellectual environment.“
More than 60 HDR candidates presented papers on a diverse range of research topics for their candidature milestones.
Dr Kathy Alexander, CEO of the City of Melbourne and a member of the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, delivered the opening address at the conference.
In her presentation, Putting the public in policy: Lessons learnt from a failed psychologist, Dr Alexander spoke about her career journey and the lessons she has learnt along the way.
The second keynote address was given by Associate Professor Marta Poblet, Principle Research Fellow, Graduate School of Business and Law.
Associate Professor Marta Poblet, Principle Research Fellow, Graduate School of Business and Law.
Associate Professor Poblet offered an overview of the recent trends of the geomobile revolution, including some exploratory paths for research in social sciences and law.
Delivering the closing address, Adjunct Professor Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice, spoke about the centre’s commitment to finding long-term realistic and structural solutions to the major issues experienced across the justice system.
A development session facilitated by Annie Yee and Jennifer Hurley, Liaison Librarians in the College of Business, provided a snapshot of the key resources and services that the University’s library provides for postgraduate students.
An interactive panel session provided HDR candidates with some insightful tips for getting articles published.
Panel members spoke about submitting papers, what editors look for and how publishing articles was an integral part of a successful candidature experience.
The conference also included an HDR Speed Networking event facilitated by Professor Brian Corbitt, College of Business.
In this session participants were given the opportunity to meet fellow researchers and share interests in a relaxed and informal setting.