Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2019-2020




Development Programme for Directors of Research (DPDoR) 2019-2020   

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.


What will the programme cover?

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


Programme themes

Session 1 – Research Strategy

Session 2 – Managing Performance

Session 3 – Research Core Dimensions of Income, Capacity Building, Impact

Session 4 – Director of Research Role and Moving Onwards



Programme Benefits

  • Develop and enhance the skills and competencies required to be an effective Director of Research
  • Gain confidence in dealing with the REF process from strategy, implementation and the presentation of results
  • Professional development and learning objectives explored in the context of your institution's research priorities strategy.
  • Great opportunities for collaboration and discussion
  • Mentoring with a BAM Fellow
  • Drive the agenda and tailor it to your particular questions.


Who should apply?

  • Directors of Research
  • Those who are likely to succeed their current Director of Research will also benefit from the programme to prepare for the role

Participants on DPDoR, once accepted, are encouraged to discuss with their Dean or Head of Department their learning objectives and prospective actions for research strategy from the programme. Reflections upon this and discussion about realising prospective learning and actions will form a central component of the DPDoR.


Dates and Location

  • Session 1: 14-15 November 2019
  • Session 2: 23-24 January 2020
  • Session 3: 5-6 March 2020
  • Session 4: 11-12 June 2020

The sessions take place in different business schools within London.

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. A participant will not be awarded a certificate of completion if they fail to attend more than one session.

Registration Fee

Programme fee: £3,670

Programme fees include lunch, an evening meal and course fees. Please note participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation and travel.

Please contact Linh Dang at or 02073837770 if you require an invoice for payment.

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.


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 Linh Dang at or on 02073837770


14th November 2019 through 12th June 2020
DPDoR 2019/20 Programme Event Fee £ 3670.00
Event Information
Product Code 415403
Event Provider British Academy of Management and Chartered Association of Business Schools
Date / Time Session 1: 14-15 November 2019; Session 2: 23-24 January 2020; Session 3: 5-6 March 2020; Session 4: 11-12 June 2020
Venue TBC
Event Type Development Workshop
Target Audience Directors of Research
Price £3,670
Booking Deadline
Link to Booking Form
Contact For more information on the DPDoR programme, please contact BAM on 02073837770 or at
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