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London PhD Colloquium for Public Management

Bush House, Strand Campus, London

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Are you researching public management or public service delivery, broadly defined? Do you have a paper, a chapter, a research design, or just an early project idea that you’d like friendly feedback on? Are you thinking about submitting your first journal article? Are you getting ready for your first job talk? Are you wondering how to make your work more impactful among policymakers?

The London PhD Colloquium for Public Management is geared at providing detailed, constructive feedback on your work – whatever stage it is in.

  • Network with other PhDs and public management faculty
  • Learn the dos and don’ts of publishing first-hand from a journal editor
  • It’s a free one-day-event in central London, with lunch provided

For more details and to apply, see overleaf.

Sponsoring faculty
: Thomas Elston, Associate Professor of Public Administration at the University of Oxford, and Clare FitzGerald, Lecturer in Management and Organisation at King’s College London.

Confirmed speaker: Adina Dudau, Professor of Public Management, University of Glasgow, and Associate Editor of European Management Journal, Public Management Review & Journal of Management Inquiry.

Participants: PhD students and early career researchers exploring any public management topic at any level of government and in any geography. For example, contracting and collaboration, public service motivation, public governance, nonprofit management, performance management.

Purpose: PhD students are under increasing pressure to publish early and publish often, but opportunities to receive detailed feedback from faculty other than your supervisor can be few and far between. The Colloquium is meant to fill this gap. Should you be invited to attend, you work will receive an in-depth review by sponsoring faculty and other participants, ensuring you leave with personalised and actionable ways to move your research forward.

Format: This is a day-long event conveniently located in central London at King’s Business School, comprised of student presentations, group discussion, informal networking, and guest speakers.

Application: Email a provisional title and 150-word abstract to and by 25 March 2024 for consideration.

Cost: The Colloquium is free to attend, and lunch is provided. There is plentiful public transport to the venue from rail stations and airports; and we are happy to provide letters of recommendation to anyone accepted onto the Colloquium seeking a travel grant from their home institution.

Preparation: Two weeks prior to the Colloquium, by 2 May 2024, participants will circulate the materials on which they are seeking feedback. Previous participants have shared slides, draft manuscripts, and polished chapters alike – all are more than welcome.

About the hosting organisation: King’s Business School undertakes ground-breaking research that improves the way people do business and engage with organisations around the world to create real value for society. Since 1989, King’s College London has grown into a leading management institution, becoming King's Business School and the university's ninth faculty in 2017.

King’s Business School is a friendly, diverse community committed to high-quality teaching and research. People from over 80 countries come here to study bringing with them varied perspectives to the school. Being in the heart of London, students and academics have unlimited opportunities for collaboration, research, and developing their career prospects. From bold new start-ups to multinational conglomerates, businesses inform the teaching and benefit from the school’s work.

At this event

Clare Fitzgerald

Lecturer in Management & Organisation

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