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The Future of the PhD: Its Place in Industry

By Curtin Library 14 May 2019 News & events Comments Off on The Future of the PhD: Its Place in Industry

With fewer academic positions, and greater numbers of PhD completions, questions are being raised regarding the relevance of skills gained through the PhD and the employability of new graduates.

Join the Library and our panel of experts for a Curtin Conversation examining the future of the PhD and the emergence of the industrial doctorate.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: Council Chambers, Level 3
Building 100, Curtin University
Kent St Bentley WA 6102
Registration: Via Eventbrite, by Friday 31 May 2019


Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research Training Professor Garry Allison will set the scene for the conversation, looking at future trends in higher education and industry.

Tracey McClurg from APR Intern will talk about their all discipline PhD internship program that supports industry based training.

Professor Ana Ivanovic from the University of Aberdeen will provide a pre-recorded overview of the Aberdeen EngD – Engineering Doctorate, focused on equipping graduates with professional practicing research skills for industry.

Panel members:

Following presentations, our panel of experts will discuss the PhD’s place in industry:

  • Professor Torbjorn Falkmer – Dean of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Dr Kathleen Franklyn – Career Development Consultant, Curtin Careers Centre
  • Dr Vanessa Rauland – Research Fellow, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute
  • Rod Evans – Company Director and Faculty of Business and Law PhD student

Morning tea will be provided after the panel discussion, giving you time to network and talk to our panellists.

This event will be live streamed and recorded.

Further information

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate in this event please advise when you RSVP. We will contact you to provide assistance.

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