6th International Conference on Professional Doctorates

Professional Doctorates in a Changing Landscape
  • Conference
  • Professional & Practice-Based Doctorates
  • International
22 — 23 Mar 2018 
Friend House, London

The nature of doctoral education has changed since the first ICPD conference held in Edinburgh in 2009. The numbers of professional doctorate programmes available has increased dramatically in the UK as have the numbers of participants, and discussions at the ICPD conferences have helped to raise the profile of professional doctorates across Europe.

Most importantly the conferences have given the space to discuss and consider the place of such programmes in the context of further development of doctoral education.

Conference Themes

  1. Curriculum development in collaboration with industry and commerce, professional and statutory bodies
  2. Pedagogy including novel modes of delivery
  3. Professional impact and transformation
  4. The candidate experience.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr David Docherty

    CEO, National Centre for Universities and Business
    • The Importance of University and Business Partnerships
  • Professor Pamela Burnard

    Professor of Arts, Creativities and Education, Doctorate of Education Manager, University of Cambridge
    • What’s Unique About the Professional Doctorate? Voicing the Experiences of Professionals in a Changing Landscape
  • Professor Michele Tiraboschi

    Professor of Labour Law, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
    • The Employer’s Perspective of Practice Doctorates


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