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PGR Research Culture & Community Seminar Programme: Business, Law and Politics Seminar Series

Improving the Postgraduate Research Experience at the University of Hull

FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 1 - 11:00 - 12:30 - Friday 15th October 2021 including 'Your first academic publication: What to do and what not to do'

Outline of the seminar                                 Book onto the seminar now!

1. Welcome and Introductions - (5 mins)- Professor Matt Flynn, Professor of HRM, FBLP 

 

2. ‘Spotlight on: Your first academic publication: What to do and what not to dowith Professor Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, FBLP 

(20 mins plus Q&A 5 mins)

Professor Tyler’s talk will draw on his experience of publishing more than 70 books, articles and chapters over the past 25 years, as well as editing many journals and special issues, and reviewing innumerable prospective articles and book proposals. 

Link to Full Abstract

 

3.  PGR Presents: 'Reading through Marxist Feminism on the Identity Politics of Former Combatants in Post-War Sri Lanka'

with Aruni Samarakoon, PhD candidate in Politics, FBLP and Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. 

(20 mins plus Q&A 5 mins)

Link to Full Abstract

 

4. PGR-led Discussion 

PGRs, please take this opportunity to raise any topic at all. 

 

5. A reminder of opportunities coming up for PGRs

 

6.  'Any other business’

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme, please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

 

Book onto the seminar now!

 

Abstract - Professor Colin Tyler

Publication is a major part of the doctoral process. It is required if you want to get an academic job, it helps to establish you in your research field, and it is a necessary means through which you contribute to the advance of knowledge and understanding. In this presentation, Professor Colin Tyler will:

(a) set out the REF and academic employment context that makes publication so crucial;

(b) assess the various types of publication that you should consider when you are deciding on your first public writing;

(c) warn against “predatory” publishers that often prey on doctoral students;

(d) consider how best to approach journals and publishers when submitting papers and book proposals;

(e) run through the review process that your paper/proposal will undergo;

(f) advise on how to respond to reviewers’ comments; and

(g) how to deal with failure – and success.

Professor Tyler’s talk will draw on his experience of publishing more than 70 books, articles and chapters over the past 25 years, as well as editing many journals and special issues, and reviewing innumerable prospective articles and book proposals.

 

 

 Abstract - Aruni Samarakoon, PhD candidate in Politics 

"Until the war broke into our lives, we lived happily, even without resources., I and my friends generated electricity for the feasts of a girl becoming a woman in the village, by pedalling a bike at a reasonable pace. Enjoying the cool -dry breeze every morning, we walked to the school. All these memories were brushed away when the war started. The Air Force was bombed our school causing the deaths of many school children including my 9-year-old elder brother. Still, I wake up in the middle of the night with the shock of seeing the deaths at the school". (A- Interviewee)

The empirical data for this ethnographic research project will be collected through the male and female former combatants living in and outside of Sri Lanka. The qualitative data will be gathered by the method of in-person semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions.  Representing 25 of each sex, the 50 former combatants will be interviewed, and 15 focus group discussions will be taken place too. The method of participatory observation will be used to understand symbolism, semiotics and the tone of voice and the patterns of conversations.

Background

The civil war between the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL)and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) came to end in 2009. The liberal democratic agenda of the 'war for peace' became the universal guideline to solve the intra-state conflict with the 9/11 attack in the United States. The 9/11 attack caused to raise the nationalism and militarism and to adjust the governing structure of the states to achieve military victory over protracted conflicts which Sri Lanka is one of the cases (Richmond, 2012; Tadjbakhsh, 2011; Doyle, 2011; Paris, 2010;).

Since 2009, the GOSL has followed the liberal peace agenda, focusing on sustaining peace through development. The process of infrastructure development and rehabilitating and reintegrating former combatants into society has been implemented to restore 'normalcy' in the everyday lives of war-affected people. However, the critics point out that, liberal peace policy failed to understand ground realities and recover the war-torn communities and rebuild the state (Stokke and Uyangoda, 2012; Lewis, 2010; Walton, 2012). In addition, the literature on the critical aspect of liberal peace indicates that the liberal peace policy reproduces the structural and symbolic violence against Tamil and Muslim minorities and women in war-affected areas (Samarakoon, 2016; Suthaharan, 2018; Giulia, 2015).

Research Question

This research is, therefore, to understand why and how liberal peace reproduces structural and symbolic violence in post-war Sri Lanka. In that case, the research examines the politics of constructing post-war identities on former combatants in Sri Lanka through Marxist Feminism.

This event has now happened - FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 7 - 11th June 2021 - 11.00am - 12.30pm - Online

Running order for the seminar                                         Book onto the seminar now!

 

1.    Welcome 

 

 

2.    'Faculty Focus' - Prof. Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, FBLP - (5-10 mins) 

Professor Tyler will give an update on the what’s happening with research activity in the faculty. If there is anything specific you would like to hear about please click this link to email us in advance. 

 

 

3.    ‘PGRs talk to us' – (10 mins)

PGRs can raise group/individual issues, discussions around health and wellbeing and any other issues. Email us in advance if you like!

 

 

4.     PGR Presents: "CEOs' facial masculinity and the maturity structure of corporate debt" with

        Muwaffaq Ayaad, PhD Candidate in Accountancy and Finance, Hull Business School. (15 mins)

 

Abstract: Recent biological and psychological literature document that individuals' facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR), a physical sign of high testosterone level, is related to a cluster of masculine behaviours such as dominance, aggression and risk-taking. Accordingly, a recent growing literature in accounting and finance shows that differences in fWHR among male managers help explain the heterogeneity in firms' financial and investment decisions. This study extends this line of enquiry by examining whether CEOs with higher facial masculinity affects an important but previously unexamined financial decision, the maturity structure of corporate debt (hereafter "debt maturity"). 

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions. (5-15 mins)

 

 

5.     Perspectives on: 'Interpreting ancient texts: law, politics and philosophy' with

Antony Hatzistavrou,  Senior Lecturer in Legal and Political Philosophy, Department of Politics, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics. (15 mins)

 

Abstract: In my short presentation I will briefly outline some of the main methodological issues surrounding the interpretation of ancient philosophical works, political treatises and laws. Those relate primarily to the reconstruction of the 'authentic' text from different manuscripts, the interpretation of the intentions of the author and the relevance of the historical context. My primary examples will be drawn from ancient Greek texts (especially of the so-called 'classical period').

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions. (5-15 mins)

 

 

6. ​​     PGR Thoughts on future seminar topics/activities - (5-10 mins) 

 

Target audience

This seminar is likely to be of interest to PGRs from across the University.

 

Book onto the seminar now!

 

Would you like to present as part of next year's seminar programme? 

Please contact Professor Matt Flynn on M.C.Flynn@hull.ac.uk 

 

General questions

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

This event has now happened - FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 6 - Friday 14 May 2021 - 11am - 12.30pm Online

 

Running order for the seminar                 

1.  Welcome 

 

2. 'Faculty Focus' - Prof. Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, FBLP

Professor Tyler will give an update on the what’s happening with research activity in the faculty. If there is anything specific you would like to hear about please click this link to email us in advance. (5-10 mins).

 

3.    Research Perspectives on : 'Mindful Leadership in the context of large scale change' by Professor Malcolm Higgs, Organisational Behaviour and HRM. Hull University Business School. 

The research built from the emerging interest in mindful leadership (largely sparked by a rash of practitioner books and publications). The established academic work on mindfulness tends to be dominantly experimental with little done on its application to leaders. This project explored the evidence of leaders' mindfulness in the context of large scale change and demonstrated that mindful practices were related to both leadership behaviours and change implementation success. The project is based on qualitative data from 80 leaders drawn from 60 organizations.

(15 mins plus 5-15 mins for open discussion/questions).

 

4.    Research Perspectives on: 'The MoVE (Mobilising Volunteers Effectively) Project with Dr Jenny McNeill and Dr Harriet ThierryResearch Associates in the Management School at the University of Sheffield.  

The MoVE (Mobilising Volunteers Effectively) project is a collaboration between the universities of Sheffield, Hull and Leeds. Over the course of 18 months, the research is focussed on how volunteers have been mobilised in response to the coronavirus and what the pandemic can teach us about enabling social action, during the crisis and beyond. The research is funded by the ESRC as part of the UK Research and Innovation's rapid response to Covid-19.

(15 mins plus 5-15 mins for open discussion/questions).

 

5.    ‘PGRs talk to us' – (10 mins)

PGRs can raise group/individual issues, discussions around health and wellbeing and any other issues and future seminar topics.  Email us in advance if you like!

 

Target audience

This seminar is likely to be of interest to PGRs from across the University.

 

General questions

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

 

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Dr Jenny McNeill is a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield and is currently working in the Management School on the Mobilising Volunteers Effectively (MoVE) research project funded by ESRC. Prior to this she worked on the Enabling Social Action Programme with DCMS partners. She also previously worked in the Urban Studies and Planning dept at the University of Sheffield on the Welfare Conditionality project, funded by ESRC. She studied at Nottingham Trent University and completed her PhD exploring the role of employability in homeless people's resettlement.

Dr Harriet Thierry is a Research Associate at the Sheffield University Management School, currently investigating community responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Her research interests include the international political economy of aid and development, social policy and civil society. She is particularly interested in the interactive relationship between policy, power and discourse. Her PhD was awarded by the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield in May 2020.

This event has now happened - FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 5 - Friday April 16th - 11am - 12.30pm Online

Running order for the seminar                          Book onto the seminar now

1.  Welcome 

 

2. 'Faculty Focus' - Prof. Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, FBLP - (5-10 mins) 

Professor Tyler will give an update on the what’s happening with research activity in the faculty. If there is anything specific you would like to hear about please click this link to email us in advance. 

 

 3. 'PGR Presents' - 'An alternative approach to detecting when "herding" is happening on the stock market' - (15-20 mins  plus 5/10 mins Q&A). 

Junkai Wang, PhD Candidate in Finance, Hull Business School, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics. 

Playing the stock market is becoming an increasingly popular past-time for ordinary people, as shown by the recent Gamestop situation. Many investors are following other investors without any real information of their own. In fact, stock buying platforms like Etoro even help investors do this. This is known as herding and regulators have found it difficult to detect. In this presentation, Junkai will talk about an alternative approach to detecting when herding is happening.

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

4.   "Perspectives on": Getting Published from your PhD" - (30 mins including Q&A)

Professor Hugh Scullion, Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Hull Business School, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, 

Professor Hugh Scullion will give a talk about the issues related to getting published from your PhD. He will talk about the challenges of publishing articles and books from your PhD and also some tips for publishing in top quality journals.  He has a wealth of experience in getting published having nine thousand and six hundred citations. The session will be interactive and will not be recorded.  

Biography

Hugh Scullion has an international research reputation in International HRM based on publishing in elite journals and publishing the leading books in the field of Global Talent Management. Hugh has a strong record as a PhD supervisor and has published joint articles with students in 4 * journals such as the Journal of World Business and Human Resource Management Journal. Hugh currently supervises 8 PhD students in the Talent area.

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

5.    ‘PGRs talk to us' – (10 mins)

PGRs can raise group/individual issues, discussions around health and wellbeing and any other issues. Email us in advance if you like!

 

6. ​​​PGR Thoughts on future seminar topics/activities

 

Book onto the seminar now

Target audience

This seminar is likely to be of interest to FBLP PGRs and to PGRs from other disciplines across the University.  

General questions

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

 

PRES 2021 - If you are enjoying and benefitting from these research culture and community seminars, please tell us by completing the PRES 2021 Survey now!

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

This event has now happened - FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 4 - 19th March 2021 - 11am - 12.30pm Online

 

Running order for the seminar                                      

 

1.  Welcome 

 

2. 'Faculty Focus' - Prof. Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Business Law and Politics - (10 mins) 

Professor Tyler will give an update on the what’s happening with research activity in the faculty. If there is anything specific you would like to hear about please click this link to email us in advance. 

 

3.    ‘PGRs talk to us' – (10 mins)

PGRs can raise group/individual issues, discussions around health and wellbeing and any other issues. Email us in advance if you like!

 

4.     PGR Presents: 'Data Management and Privacy in Europe and the USA' - (20 mins -5/10 mins Q&A)

With Chris Hayes, PhD Candidate in International Business, Hull Business School, Faculty of Business Law and Politics. 

Chris will talk about his research on data management and privacy in Europe and the USA, discussing where the UK will land between the two.  He will give information on GDPR which will be useful to the Hull community both as researchers and citizens generally. Plus, he’ll let us know what blockchains are!

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

 

5.    Perspectives on: 'The Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation'  (BIMSTEC)(20  mins -5/10 mins Q&A)

With Dr Keshab Bhattarai, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Hull Business School, Faculty of Business Law and Politics. 

Keshab will discuss the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) which is emerging as one of the most dynamic regions of the global economy. How capital, labour, technology and international trade interact with institutional variables, including the degree of democracy and levels of corruption, in determining economic growth among these countries is the issue of investigation in this paper, we will apply static and dynamic panel data regression models for analysis. Results suggest that stable and higher economic growth rate requires reforms of economic and social institutions on top of accumulation of physical and human capital and advancement in production technologies. 

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

6. ​​​PGR Thoughts on future seminar topics/activities - (10 mins)

 

 

Target audience

This seminar is likely to be of interest to PGRs from across the University.

 

General questions

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

 

PRES 2021 - If you are enjoying and benefitting from these research culture and community seminars, please tell us by completing the PRES 2021 Survey now!

 

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This event has now happened - FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 3 - 19th February 2021 - 11am - 12.30pm Online

Running order for the seminar                                      

 

1.  Welcome 

 

2. 'Faculty Focus' - Prof. Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, FBLP

Professor Tyler will give an update on the what’s happening with research activity in the faculty. If there is anything specific you would like to hear about please click this link to email us in advance. (5-10 mins) 

 

3.    ‘PGRs talk to us' – (10 mins)

PGRs can raise group/individual issues, discussions around health and wellbeing and any other issues. Email us in advance if you like!

 

4.     PGR Presents: 'Exploring the process of the PhD Viva Voce - from preparation to success!' (15 mins)

With Chloe Wilson, PhD Candidate - Human Trafficking, Law School | Criminology Department I Wilberforce Institute

There are many parts to the Viva, some exciting, some a little nerve-wracking - but ultimately this should be a really productive process. I will provide my own personal experiences, key things that really helped me and how you can make the most of the Viva journey!  Twitter: @_cjwilson 

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

5.    Perspectives on: 'Impact or starve, a new paradigm for academia?'  (15 mins)

With Dr Rene Brauer, Impact Officer, Research and Innovation, University of Hull

Research evaluation and the societal impact of academic knowledge productions are not new phenomena. What is new, is the – politically motivated – notion to evaluate research based upon its societal impact in order to justify public expenditure. The short presentation investigates how the emergent evaluation regime is changing the normative structure of modern research, as well as its unintended consequences.

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

6. ​​​PGR Thoughts on future seminar topics/activities

 

Target audience

This seminar is likely to be of interest to PGRs from across the University.

 

General questions

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

 

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This event has now happened - FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 2 - 4th December 2020 - 11am - 12.30pm Online

Running order for the seminar                            

 

1.  Welcome 

 

2. 'Faculty Focus' Prof. Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, FBLP

Professor Tyler will give an update on the what’s happening with research activity in the faculty. If there is anything specific you would like to hear about please click this link to email us in advance. (5-10 mins) 

 

3.    ‘PGRs talk to us' – (10 mins)

PGRs can raise group/individual issues, discussions around health and wellbeing and any other issues. Email us in advance if you like!

 

4.    Undertaking research interviews: Theory and practice– (15–30 mins)

With Professor Rudi Wurzel, Department of PoliticsFBLP

Abstract: Research interviews are a widely used research method for conducting PhD research and other types of research. This talk will briefly review some of the social science literature on research interviews. It will offer practical tips derived from undertaking research interviews on especially environmental policy research in six different European countries over a period of more than 30 years.

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

5.    ‘PGRs Present’ (30 mins) 

'Child trafficking, child protection and the fitness of the law: Vietnam, Albania and Nigeria.’

With Loria-Mae Heywood, PhD Candidate, School of Law, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics/ Wilberforce Institute

Abstract: Child trafficking has persisted across all continents in spite of social, economic and other measures that have been used to address this issue. Building on the international legal obligation of countries to address the issue of trafficking, Loria-Mae Heywood provides an overview of her PhD research focused on the fitness of the of the laws in Vietnam, Albania and Nigeria – top source countries for trafficking – to support the protection of children against trafficking.

There will be time afterwards for open discussion/questions.

 

6. ​​​PGR Thoughts on future seminar topics/activities

Target audience

This seminar is likely to be of interest to PGRs from the Faculty of Business Law and Politics and also of broad interest to PGRs from across the University.

 

General questions

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details

This event has now happened - FBLP PGR Research Culture and Community Seminar 1 - 20th November 2020 - 11am - 12.30pm Online

Running order for the seminar

1.   Welcome                                                   

2.   'Faculty Focus' - 10 mins - Professor Colin Tyler, Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Professor Tyler will give a update on the what’s happening with research activity in the faculty.  If there is anything specific you would like to hear about please click this link to email us in advance.

 

3.   PGRs 'Talk to us' - 10 mins

PGRs can raise group/individual issues, discussions around health and wellbeing and any other issues.  Email us in advance if you like! 

 

4. 'Careers for carers: not just clapping' with Professor Matt Flynn 30 mins

Matt is Professor of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics and is Director of The Centre for Research into the Older Workforce.

Abstract:

During the COVID pandemic, there has been a growing recognition of the contribution made by care workers in looking after vulnerable people. The UK faces chronic skills shortages in care services and an important part of social care reform is ensuring that care work is sustainable, rewarding and provides opportunities for skills and career development. Matt Flynn will talk about research he has conducted with colleagues at Putra University Malaysia talking with care workers about their experiences in work and their career expectations. Care workers see themselves as the front-line of protecting the welfare of vulnerable people. However, they often feel undervalued by clients’ families, their employers, and other health care professionals. There was a prevalent view that care workers should have access to a career pipeline and stakeholders need to work together to ensure sustainable careers. Matt will talk about what care workers discussed along with how stakeholders are responding in Northern Ireland. Matt will share insights into the research methods and processes he used for this current research and will provide some key learning points for our PGRs. 

 

5.    Question and Answer Session with Professor Flynn and colleagues - 10 - 15 mins

 

6.    PGRs Present - 20 - 30 mins

PGRs will present their research.  Each will have up to ten minutes to speak and an additional five minutes for questions. 

Speaker 1 - Yaojia Li  -  School of Politics 

In addition to Matt’s talk, Yaojia Li will talk about her research on the Chinese politics of eGovernment. Yaojia is a third year student in the School of Politics and she’ll discuss her research as well as her experience interviewing senior members of the Xi’an civil service about their use of social media to interact with citizens.

 

Target audience for the seminar

This seminar is likely to be of interest to PGRs from the Faculties of Business Law and Politics and Health Sciences, and of broad interest to PGRs from across the University. 

 

General questions

If you have any general questions about the seminar programme please contact Jackie McAndrew at the Doctoral College in the first instance on jackie.mcandrew@hull.ac.uk

 

To view the full PGR Research Culture and Community Programme click here for more details