Monday, 09 September 2019
Friday, 13 September 2019
Registration close date
Thursday, 01 August 2019
Attendance fee *
* The cost covers all sessions, venue and food/beverages during the five days, as well as some evening meals. Costs of travel, accommodation and remaining evening meals are additional. All invoices must be paid in full prior to the residency. Our prices are charged under Portuguese fiscal law and in Euros. Where applicable, a 23% VAT is added.
This five-day intensive residency will allow you to ensure your DBA research is on track and executed as planned. The intensive residency has a clear hands-on focus and participants are expected to make significant advances on their thesis research. To achieve this it is imperative for participants to have already identified their workplace-based problem or issue that they are, or going to, approach as part of their doctoral research. Participants can expect tailored advice and support on the development of their research project and pathway/s towards its successful execution. Participants will also have the chance to learn from the research projects of their peers. Participants will be provided with one-on-one meeting opportunities with the residency team to maximise individual feedback and guidance.
5-day intense Residency.
Suitable for all stages in the research journey.
Clear hands-on focus.
Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 18
|8.30am||Introduction – overview the Residency and Outline of Day 1|
|9.00am||Self-introductions – who am I and what are my expectations from this residency?|
|10.30am||Re-examining the Research Problem: is it the start or end point of your journey?|
|1.30pm||Evaluating consistency between your Research Problem, Research Questions, Research Methods, and the actual research undertaken so far|
|3.20pm||Evaluating consistency between your Research Problem, Research Questions, Research Methods, and the actual research undertaken so far|
|5.00pm||Close of Day 1|
|6.30pm||Dinner and networking|
|8.30am||Review of Day 1 and Overview of Day 2|
|9.00am||My Research Method and Methodology – how to assure credibility and correct application|
|10.20am||My Research Method and Methodology – how to assure credibility and correct application|
|1.15pm||Defending your Research Methods and Methodologies – hands-on activity|
|3.20pm||My Literature Review – is it critical? And if not, how to turn it round?|
|5.00pm||Close of Day 2|
|6.30pm||Dinner and Networking|
|8.30am||Review of Day 2 and Overview of Day 3|
|8.45am||Practice-based Research and Action Research|
|10.50am||What is Actionable Knowledge and why it has nothing to do with "having a solution at hand"|
|1.15pm||Data Collection and Presentation of Findings|
|5.00pm||Close of Day 3|
|6.30pm||Joint Cooking – participants are asked to prepare a dish from their cultural background.|
|8.30am||Review of Day 3 and Overview of Day 4|
|8.45am||Presenting your Research: Is my Thesis Structure up to the standards? And if not, how do I get it there?|
|10.15am||Presenting your Research: is my Thesis Structure up to the standards? And if not, how do I get it there?|
|1.15pm||The Viva Voce Examination|
|3.20pm||Day 5 preparation (depending on the stage in the thesis journey: Mock-Viva, Actionable Research Plan, Thesis Structure, or Poster Presentation)|
|5.00pm||Close of Day 4|
|6.30pm||Dinner and Networking|
|8.30am||Review of Day 4 and Overview of Day 5|
|8.45am||Mock-Viva; Actionable Research Plan, Thesis Structure or Poster presentation|
|10.15am||Mock-Viva; Actionable Research Plan, Thesis Structure or Poster presentation|
|1.15pm||Mock-Viva; Actionable Research Plan, Thesis Structure or Poster presentation|
|3.20pm||Mock-Viva; Actionable Research Plan, Thesis Structure or Poster presentation|
|4.00pm||Reflection on Residency Topics|
|4.30pm||Review Key Residency Takeaways|
|5.00pm||Close of Residency|
|6.30pm||Dinner and Networking|
Dr Ana Faria
Ana has over a decade work experience as a Project Manager, Business Developer and Management Controller in the field of the Rational Use of Energy, Sustainability, and Smart Cities. Ana has been responsible for the coordination and management of European Funds, or the development of strategic action plans for local municipalities, such as the SEAP (Strategic Action Plan) under the Covenant of Mayors Initiative. As a member of the Finance Group of the European initiative Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform she also improved her experience in the identification, adaptation and implementation of alternative financing models and sustainability models related to smart cities.
Ana holds PhD from the Engineering and Innovation Department at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University UK, that has been awarded for her thesis on “The role of behaviour in the transition to more energy efficient use at home”. Her research combined positivist and constructivist paradigms, so to allow for both: statistically analyse the data, whilst also allowing for an exploration of the complex set of variables that influence human behaviour. With this her research used a mixed, multi-method research methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative research procedures. Quantitative research aimed to gain insight and identify issues for the subsequent qualitative phases of the empirical work, while the qualitative research aims to explore attitudes, behaviour and experiences through such methods as interviews or focus groups.
Ana also holds a degree in Economics from the Universidade do Minho (PT), a degree in International Management from the RSM Erasmus University (NL), and a Master in Business Administration in International Industrial Management from the Esslingen University of Applied Science, a MBA program that had been developed to cater the needs of international senior staff from local enterprises such Behr, Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kärcher, Modine, Porsche or Siemens.
Dr Andreas Meiszner
After an initial career path within the private industry and service sector Andreas has been working since 2003 in an academic scientific context as a project manager, researcher, consultant and trainer in the fields of economics, education, and in information communication technologies. He has been involved in numerous projects that have been funded by national and international organizations, including the European Commission and the World Bank. Andreas has a decade of experiences in the conceptualization and management of research, training and capacity building projects within Europe and across the globe, managing in-house teams and globally distributed external research, development and training teams. During his term at the United Nations University from 2009 through 2012 he has been for example responsible for coordinating and overseeing research teams from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin-America.
As a consultant and knowledgeable scholar he has been – inter-alia – heading the strategic and conceptual development efforts within the United Nations University (UNU) on its open education project, and he has been acting as an invited expert to UN agencies and to the European Commission. At current Andreas is also a doctoral supervisor with the University of Liverpool (UK) within their Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program, an advising fellow to the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG), and he continues to be an affiliated research fellow with the United Nations University UNU-MERIT.
Andreas holds three higher education degrees in management from universities in France, Germany and the Netherlands, and with majors in ‘International Management’ and in ‘Human Resources and Organizational Management’; and a PhD from the Open University UK.
Jacqui has several decades of experience at senior executive level in strategic through operational and change transformation roles in both private and public sectors. She has experience in training and education at the University of Wollongong and with private sector service providers in computing, management, marketing, business development and administration; as well as IT system and operational facilitation, training and development in-house in public and private sector work environments. In addition to senior corporate and Board roles, Jacqui is currently the CEO of Jackal Oz, a strategic through organisational delivery consultancy and research company.
Jacqui is a DBA Candidate at University of Liverpool and has been the DBA Course Representative for the past four years, a role voted for by her peers. Jacqui holds degrees in Computing and Commerce; and post-graduate degrees in Business Administration and Company Secretarial. In addition, Jacqui holds various qualifications in Financial Planning, Finance/Mortgage Broking, Advanced Occupational Health and Safety, Investigation, Project Management, Training and Evaluation, amongst a range of qualifications. Jacqui also holds accreditation as a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, for which she is the Chair of the Regional Advisory Board; and memberships of Certified Practicing Accountants, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Public Administration, Australian Institute of Project Management, Project Management Institute, Change Management Institute, International Women’s Leadership Association, and Women on Boards.’
Dr Nii Amoo (Guest Tutor)