School of Business and Economics


10 Sep 2018

New research showcased at the 2018 SBE Doctoral Conference

SBE doctoral students mingling at the 2018 conference

The fifth annual SBE Doctoral Conference was held on September 3rd, showcasing the wide range of research being carried out in the School.

With presentations in different formats, researchers at all stages of their PhD journey were able to present their research in the constructive environment of the conference.

Professor Tom Jackson, Associate Dean for Research at the School, said:

“The SBE PhD conference is always a special occasion as it gives us the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest research being undertaken by our doctoral researchers.

“It’s wonderful to see the PhD community, spanning many different discipline areas, coming together to share their research, and it’s at these intersections that great ideas are born.”

Ursula Davis, doctoral research student at the School and co-organiser of the event, said:

“It was a pleasure to organise the event and others are encouraged to get involved with the organising of next years’ conference.”

Prizes were awarded by year group for the best 20-minute presentation, with first prize going to:

  • Year 3 - Tony Dawson (“Cognitive Workload in Multimedia Learning: A psycho-physiological study of the cognitive effects of multimedia presentations”)
  • Year 2 - Majd AbedRabbo (“The Implications of Connected Customer Shopping Experience on Town Centre Retail Performance”)
  • Year 1 - Ursula Davis (“Quantitative Modelling for Resource-efficient Supply Chains: A Systematic Review”)

The winner of the five-minute thesis, as voted for by the audience, was Tony Dawson.

To find out more about the School's doctoral programmes, please visit the PhD pages.