Monday, 09 September 2019
Friday, 13 September 2019
Registration close date
Thursday, 01 August 2019
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 Andreas Meiszner
I have been a portfolio worker for most parts of my career and am constantly looking for opportunities where to apply my knowledge and analytical skills, which also lead to the DoctorateHub that I have been founding together with colleagues back in 2016.
Since 2012, I have tutored, mentored and coached beyond 500 professional doctoral students (mid to seniors, aged 35 to 70) with the University of Liverpool Management School’s Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program (UK), and since 2016 also with the DoctorateHub.com. This allowed me to understand how to tackle problems at scale, be it the tame, the complex, or the wicked. 500+ students also implies 500+ workplace-based problems which I had the chance to look at. And while working with such an array of problems can be quite fascinating, let me tell, it is also quite exhaustive for such grown up and seasoned research novices. In response to this, we thus decided to set up the DoctorateHub.com, so to provide training, mentoring, and coaching services to all those that struggle to get their workplace-based issues identified, analysed, understood, written up in a thesis, and ultimately resolved.
In addition to this, I am also an active research fellow who has an interest in applied research, have more than a decade of global experience as a contract researcher in the areas of Innovation, ICT and the Internet, Education, Management, and Economics. I have a track record as Principal Investigator in the development 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, and have worked for a number of leading academic institutions, such as the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), who has been ranked as one of the global top 3 institutes in its domain next to Harvard, MIT, Stanford and the London School of Economics.
As for my educational background, I obtained my PhD in 2011 from The Open University (UK) for work carried out at the Institute of Educational Technologies and that is titled ‘The Emergence of Free / Open Courses - Lessons from the Open Source Movement’. I am also holding 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’.
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.
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)