Call for Papers

Pauline Armsby, chair of the Higher Education Research Centre, is a member of the organising committee of the 4th International Conference on Professional Doctorates, entitled “The evolving doctorate: meeting the needs of practitioners and professions”. It will take place 10-11 April 2014 at the Wales Millennial Centre, Cardiff.

The conference is hosted jointly by the UK Council for Graduate Education and Middlesex University.

The committee has issued a call for papers.

The conference will be grouped around three themes. The organising committee encourages and welcomes proposals for sessions where delegates offer particularly innovative, thought-provoking and challenging ideas, including, for example, multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches to doctorates, widening participation and issues around practice knowledge.

The conference themes are:

  1. Professional Practice and Professional Associations
  2. Pedagogy
  3. International Quality Issues

Abstracts are double blind reviewed. To submit an abstract to the Conference, please click here.

Closing date for abstracts: 10th October 2013 (revised date)
Applicants informed of results by: 15th November 2013 (If you have sumbitted a paper but not recieved any feedback by this date please email – 
Submission of extended abstracts: 31st January 2014
Early-bird booking rate available up to: 13th December 2013


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