PRME Regional Chapter UK and Ireland, Doctoral Colloquium

Hosted Online, 5th July 2021

The UK & Ireland Chapter of PRME is delighted to announce our 2021 Doctoral Colloquium, aiming to support doctoral researchers working to inform the knowledge base on the impact of the six principles of PRME and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Keynote: Prof. Carole Parkes, Professor of Responsible Management and Leadership at the University of Winchester.

Carole Parkes is Emerita Professor of Responsible Management & Leadership at the University of Winchester, a UN-backed PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Global Champion and she has both a business and academic background. Carole was a member (and Acting Chair) of the PRME Global Advisory Committee and a former Chair of the PRME Chapter UK & Ireland. At the PRME 10th Anniversary Global Forum, Carole was presented with a PRME Pioneer Award ‘for her leadership and commitment to the development of PRME’ and appointed a Global PRME Special Advisor.

Carole Parkes

Carole Parkes

As an International Journal of Management Education (IJME) Associate Editor, Carole edited the PRME 10th Anniversary Special Issue (2017) and the Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Special Issue (2020). Carole is an editor of Fighting Poverty as a Challenge for Management Education PRME Working Group publications, on the editorial board of Society and Business Review (SBR) and a Co Editor of the Sage Handbook of Responsible Management Learning and Education (2020). She is also a Princes Trust – Business in the Community (BITC) South East Board member and an Inaugural Fellow of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC).

Carole was previously Director of Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Aston University, where she developed and led ethics, responsibility and sustainability, first in the Business School, the Aston MBA and for the MSc Social Responsibility and Sustainability then across all schools in the University. In 2012/13, Carole was invited to be the Christopher Chair in Business Ethics at Dominican University in Chicago and in 2015, a ‘Researcher in Residence’ at PRiME in New York. Carole regularly speaks, publishes and participates in academic and practitioner events, locally and globally and also works with a range of business and community groups.

We invite contributions from students involved in all areas of research around responsible management and fulfilment of the sustainable development goals. The UK PRME event will be virtual, making it easier for students to participate. This provides an excellent opportunity for Ph.D. and doctoral students that have been impacted by the complications caused by COVID-19 to gain community support from academics working in similar scholarly areas.

Organising Panel

Doctoral Colloquium Chair: Dr. Rachel Welton, please direct any questions to

Fellow colloquium conveners: Dr Sheila Killian, Dr Cristina Neesham, Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, Dr Fatima Annan-Diab, Dr Alex Hope, Dr. Anica Zeyen.

General Information

We encourage submissions to the PRME UK & Ireland 2021 Doctoral Colloquium. The DC is a single-day event (invitation-only, following successful submission of an abstract). It takes place on Monday 5th July, the day before the two- day PRME Chapter UK and Ireland Conference, hosted by Lincoln University, on Tuesday 6th & 7th July 2021.

Students have the opportunity to present their research work and receive feedback from experienced researchers. The colloquium will allow students to discuss their research directions in a supportive atmosphere. Students can expect helpful feedback and fresh perspectives on their research topics and possible career paths, and will have the opportunity to interact closely with expert researchers in their field. The colloquium will support community-building by connecting early-career and established researchers.

This Call is open to all Ph.D. students — regardless of whether they are presenting research work at the main UK PRME conference or not. We welcome all applications from students at all stages of their doctorate, those who are in the beginning of the process of formulating their proposals, and those at a later stage.


The PRME UK & Ireland Doctoral Colloquium is free to all students working within a PRME Higher Education institution. You will need to register on the main conference website, once you have had your abstract accepted.


Please submit your 500 word abstract to the Doctoral Colloquium Chair: Dr. Rachel Welton via: 

Please send an email to Rachel when you submit an abstract if you have any access requirements.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5pm and you will be informed if you are allocated a place at the Doctoral Colloquium by [TBC].

Paper Proposal Deadline: Tuesday 1st June 2021

You will be informed if you are allocated a place at the Doctoral Colloquium by [TBC]

Registration Deadline: Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Abstract requirements

An abstract of 500 words plus key references, describing your doctoral research, including the problem being addressed, methodology and plan of research, and a description of your progress to date. The writing should be in a proposal format in order to facilitate feedback from the reviewers. The abstract structure should follow the format used by most universities for a thesis proposal: an Introduction, a Related Work, Preliminary Methods, Preliminary Results, Proposed Work, Discussion, Conclusion and key questions that you would like to explore at the DC event (depending on the stage of their research, applicants will amplify the appropriate section/s). The abstract should have a single author – namely, the student submitting the entry. Please distinguish clearly between work that has been accomplished and what remains to be completed. Student submissions will be peer-reviewed and allocated to relevant workshop subgroups when the DC Chairs have all submissions.

If you have any questions, contact the Chair: Dr. Rachel Welton via: