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Doing Doctoral Research at a Distance - book launch 25.06.24


Join us on the 25th June 2024 from 12-1PM (UK time) for the launch of the new book Doing Doctoral Research at a Distance: Flourishing In Off-Campus, Hybrid, and Remote Pathways (Routledge, 2024).

Emerging from personal experience and empirical research, Doing Doctoral Research at a Distance is a new companion text for doctoral students from a range of research fields and geographical contexts who are undertaking off-campus, hybrid, and remote pathways. Offering guidance about the entire off-campus doctoral journey, the book introduces contexts of distance study; key information to get off to a flying start; organising time, space and plans to get work done; juggling employment, family and other commitments alongside distance study; doctoral identity and wellbeing; working with doctoral supervisors at a distance; accessing research culture at a distance; and managing the bumps along the road of the distance doctorate.

Written for doctoral researchers, this book offers strategies to help those working at a distance to flourish. The book is international in scope, authored by a team of colleagues working in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and working with the stories of distance students from 42 different country contexts.

This hybrid launch event includes presentations by two of the authors - Professor Liezel Frick and Dr James Burford – about the contents of the book and the wider project it emerges from. We will also be joined by a guest speaker Professor Sioux McKenna to provide commentary on the contribution of the book.


This event will be relevant for those contemplating distance study, distance doctoral students who are starting their off-campus journey, and supervisors and others who are working with distance doctoral researchers.


For those colleagues joining us in person, the venue is room S1.50 in the Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick. For those joining online, before the event registrants will be emailed with the login details for the event.

If you have any questions please contact Dr James Burford

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