Waiting List Available - Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2018-2019

Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDOR) 2015/2016

DPDOR is a joint initiative between the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM). This programme has run for over a decade and it is designed for those holding a director of research post, or those aspiring and working towards the position within their institution.

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DPDoR 2018/19 Registration Fee - £3600

You can download the flyer for DPDoR here

What will the programme cover?

  • The role of Director of Research
  • Assessing and developing research strategy
  • Devising research structures and management processes
  • Research funding
  • Managing REF results
  • Research training and doctoral programmes
  • Defining research impact

Programme Benefits

  • Great opportunities for collaboration and discussion
  • Gain confidence in dealing with the REF process from strategy, through implementation to the presentation of results
  • Drive the agenda and tailor it to your particular questions.

Who should apply?

  • Research Directors will find this programme particularly useful in the current REF climate.
  • Those who are likely to succeed their current Director of Research will also find this programme of assistance throughout the transition and development within the role.

Dates and Location

Dates for 2018-19 are as follows:

  • SESSION 1 (CABS): 15-16 November 2018
  • SESSION 2 (BAM): 24-25 January 2019
  • SESSION 3 (CABS): 07-08 March 2019
  • SESSION 4(BAM): 13-14 June 2019

Registration Fee

The Fee for 2018-19 DPDoR programme is £3,600. 

The programme fee must be paid in full upon registration. Payments may be made in installments.

Facilitator: Professor Graeme Currie

Graeme Currie is Professor of Public Management & Pro-Dean Research Engagement & Impact at Warwick Business School. In the latter role, he endeavours to create an environment within which faculty can publish in the very leading business and management journals. He also encourages faculty to ensure their research addresses grand challenges faced by organizations and society. In so doing, he helps connect business school faculty with those in other university departments concerned with making such impact. Finally, he seeks to develop research capacity through the doctoral programme at Warwick, supporting early career researchers to progress to substantive faculty positions at Warwick or elsewhere. On a personal level, his research mainly focuses upon healthcare organisation and management, supported by large scale grants from National Institute of Health Research (through their Health Services & Delivery Research and CLAHRC funding streams). He has published in extensively in leading business & management journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations. His work is interdisciplinary, encompassing publications in public administration journals, such as Public Administration Research Public Administration, and in health services journals, such as Social Science & Medicine. In a previous life before becoming an academic, Graeme worked in organization development for the NHS and Rover Car Manufacturing Group.  


For more information, Please contact Lewis Johnson on ljohnson@bam.ac.uk or on 02073837770

Previous speakers in the programme have included:

  • Professor Yehuda Baruch, Research Director, Southampton Business School
  • Dr Louise Grisoni, Associate Dean Research and Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes University
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Policy Director RSM at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Professor Martin Parker, Professor of Organisation and Culture, University of Leicester School of Management
  • Professor Graeme Currie, Professor of Public Management and Associate Dean at Warwick Business School
  • Julia Balogun, Director of the Liverpool University Management School

Testimonials 2016/17 Programme:


"I would highly recommend the programme to wannabe Director of Research or academics that are passionate about the development of research engagement in their institutions. The workshops further provided the opportunity to network with colleagues from other institutions and to share experience and know-how. The benefits are far-reaching and worth the investment to attend."

Jonathan Liu, Regent’s University London

"The course gave me the chance to meet people from a range of institutions, and it was reassuring to see that we share similar problems! The range of speakers and the hard work of the organisers to shape the programme to suit our demands made sure that I didn’t want to miss any of the 8 days."

Gary Bosworth, University of Lincoln


Please note: Due to the nature of the programme which focuses on personal development and encourages frank and open discussion, it may not always be suitable for two participants to attend from the same institution. If we receive two registrations from individuals at the same institution we will notify the institution and the participants, taking account of when the registrations were received, and ask for guidance on whether one or both can attend on the same programme



15th November 2018   to   14th June 2019
DPDoR 2018/19 Programme Event Fee £ 3600.00
Event Information
Product Code 415303
Event Provider British Academy of Management and Chartered Association of Business Schools
Date / Time DPDOR SESSION 1 (CABS): 15-16 November 2018 SESSION 2 (BAM): 24-25 January 2019 SESSION 3 (CABS): 07-08 March 2019 SESSION 4(BAM): 13-14 June 2019
Venue TBC
Event Type Development Workshop
Target Audience Directors of Research
Price £3,600
Booking Deadline 30 April 2018
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on the DPDoR programme, please contact BAM on 02073837770 or at bam@bam.ac.uk
Delegate List Available? No

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