This is the welcome event to a series run by the Marketing and Retail SIG at BAM which is aimed at Doctoral and Early career researchers.

The series aims to provide insights into the academic journey that lies ahead of them. Be that into research considering funding applications, choosing a suitable journal, collaborations and writing from the PhD thesis, or into lecturing relating to pedagogical methods, authentic assessment and teaching within the changing world of HE; amongst others.

Wellbeing and support as an early career researcher is identified as an important topic to explore throughout the series, experiences will be shared from experienced academics as well as shining a light on early career researchers transition into academia.

This first session will be followed by workshops focused on particular topics covered during the event along with ‘coffee chats’ for the purpose of networking and sharing ideas and ‘surgery hours’ entailing support for, paper writing, research methods, teaching methods and general help. The latter will be a dialogue between invited experts and attending delegates.


Provider Information

BAM Marketing and Retail SIG


Who should attend?

PhD Students and Early Career Researchers. The event speaks to Section A1 as detailed in the BAM Framework.


Benefits of Attending
• Learn about the various career paths in academia, particularly research-focused and learning -focused careers
• Engage in career discussions with senior academics and thought leaders in the field
• Network and gain exposure within the BAM community


Dr Jason Begley

Dr Jason Begley

Associate Professor, Coventry University

Dr Etieno Enang

Dr Etieno Enang

Lecturer in Business Management, Coventry University

Prof Carley Foster

Prof Carley Foster

Professor of Services Marketing, University of Derby

Dr Dennis Chapman

Dr Dennis Chapman

Assistant Professor in Project Management, Coventry University

Prof Neil Hughes

Prof Neil Hughes

Professor of Languages and Digital Learning Technologies, University of Nottingham


Sahar Bakr, University of Nottingham

Rebecca Beech, University of Coventry

Dr Keith Glanfield, Cardiff School of Management

Dr Suha Omar, De Montfort University

Dr Adam Poole, University of the West of England




  • 10:00- 10:45 Introduction and welcome remarks by the organisers
  • 15 min comfort break
  • 11:00 talk by Dr. Neil Hughes
  • 11:30 talk by Prof. Carley Foster
  • 12:00- 12:50 Roundtables- 2 parallel sessions


13:00- 14:00



  • 14:15- 15:00 Keynote by Dr.Jason Begely
  • 15 min comfort break
  • 15:15- 15:45 ECR speaker 1 Dr. Dennis Chapman
  • 15:45-16:15 ECR speaker 2 Dr. Etieno Enang
  • 16:15-16:45 Q&A
  • 16:45- 17:00 Closing Remarks
  • 17:00- 18:30 Networking reception

Venue Details

Main Lecture Theatre Number 1.51
Hugh Aston Building
Leicester Castle Business School,
De Montford University

Event Fee


BAM Members: Free
BAM Non Members: £35


BAM Members: Free

If you are a student, not a member of BAM and would like to join online for free, please purchase a BAM Student Membership for £25 to gain access to the free ticket, here

Contact Us

For enquiries specific to the event, please contact either Sahar Bakr at [email protected] or Rebecca Beech at [email protected]

For general enquiries please contact the BAM Office at [email protected]