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Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research, Queen’s Management School, Doctoral Colloquium


18/06/2019 - 19/06/2019


7:00PM - 5:00PM


Queen’s Management School, Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road

The Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (CNPR) is an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen’s Management School, Belfast. It aims to promote research into issues relating to not-for-profit and public-sector organisations.

CNPR focuses on three main themes: accountability in the charity and public sectors; financial institutions; and managing in the charity and public sectors. It brings together academic staff, graduate students and industry experts researching and practising in the area from across the university and elsewhere. 

Who should attend the CNPR Doctoral Colloquium?
The CNPR Doctoral Colloquium will be held in Queen’s Management School, Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast on 18-19 June 2019. It is targeted at those currently pursuing a PhD in the areas of not-for-profit or public sector accounting. While participants may be at any stage in their PhD studies, and may be undertaking their PhD on either a full-time or part-time basis, those who are in their final year are the most likely to benefit from this event.

Those accepted for the CNPR Doctoral Colloquium will be required to present a paper on which they will receive feedback from the following panel of established academics, each of whom has extensive experience in supervising PhD students and publishing in high-quality journals in the areas of not-forprofit and/or public sector accounting:

Professor Irvine Lapsley (University of Edinburgh)
Professor Ileana Steccolini (Newcastle University)
Professor Ian Thompson (University of Birmingham) 

In addition, members of Queen’s CNPR will be present to provide informal guidance and feedback (and to make you welcome). The panel, together with Queen’s CNPR staff, will select the winners of the CNPR Doctoral Colloquium Best Paper Award from among all accepted submissions by PhD students (1st prize £300; 2nd prize £200). Each of the panel members will also present a paper at the CNPR Doctoral Colloquium and, together with CNPR staff, provide participants with an opportunity to seek advice on publishing from a PhD, reviewing for journals and academic career paths.

How to apply?
To participate in the CNPR Doctoral Colloquium, please send an email with your CV (two pages maximum) and an abstract (500 words maximum) of your paper to Ciaran Connolly ( before 5pm on 1 May 2019. There are no fees to attend this prestigious event and successful applicants will receive a £200 travel bursary plus one night’s accommodation in Belfast. The event will commence with a pre-Doctoral Colloquium dinner at 7pm on 18 June 2019 and finish at 5pm on 19 June 2019. Participants are expected to attend the pre-Doctoral Colloquium dinner and remain until the end of the event.

Important dates 
Deadline for applications:  1 May 2019
Notification of acceptance:  15 May 2019
Deadline for registration and submission of presentation paper:  31 May 2019 
CNPR Doctoral Colloquium:  18-19 June 2019 

Looking forward to seeing you. 

Professor Ciaran Connolly, Professor Noel Hyndman and Professor Mariannunziata Liguori 
(Queen’s Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research)