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Bright minds gather to share cutting edge research to solve real world problems


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Conference offers a unique opportunity for researchers to present and defend their papers

Some of the brightest minds in management, law and social sciences will gather for a two-day online conference this week.

The University of Bradford Faculty Doctoral Conference - on February 24 & 25 - will bring together more than 100 researchers from the UK, Netherlands, Qatar, India, France, Russia, Bahrain, Germany, Cameroon and Spain.

The session will be chaired by a number of distinguished academics, among them Harvard University’s Professor Steven Pinker, finance expert Professor Sabri Boubaker, University of Texas AI specialist Professor H. Raghav Rao and our very own Professor Peter Mitchell, Head of the School of Social Sciences and an acknowledged authority on autism. The conference itself will be formally opened by Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor John Bridgeman.

The annual session presents a unique opportunity for active researchers to not only present their ideas to an audience but also defend them from criticisms, thereby ensuring a more reliable outcome.

Solving real world problems

The conference was organised by the Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences

Professor Vishanth Weerakkody, Dean of the Faculty, said the conference was gaining momentum every year.

“What began in 2015 with just a handful of researchers is today a major two-day event which draws researchers from countries across the world. These are some of the brightest minds working to solve real world problems.

“This event is important because apart from giving them the experience of presenting their research to an audience, it also allows them to engage with that audience, explaining and defending their work, which is an essential part of the research process.”

He added: “This conference represents an excellent opportunity, both for PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) researchers to gain confidence and increase their personal development, particularly during the pandemic. It also underlines the University of Bradford’s commitment to research excellence.”

Academic papers include: How does Employees’ communication on social media influence the development and management of crisis communication? (Amneh Mohammad), Analysis and the creation of… digital currency by the African Union (Tamarakemiebe Koroye) and The Impact of product recall on firm value (Clavery Allen), among others.

For more information about the event, log onto the faculty home page and scroll down.

Additoinal information

University of Bradford School of Management has a globally recognised Triple Crown Accreditation from the Association of MBAs, EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development accreditation) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).


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