Annual Conference


15th Annual Doctoral Conference

Due to high concern over the COVID-19 virus, many NARTI events that are scheduled to take place this academic year will now take place in the next academic year. Therefore, have made the decision to postpone the NARTI Annual Conference until the 14-15th June 2021.

All applicants who have submitted their abstracts will be contacted to let them know whether they have secured a conference place by April 21st 2020 as originally agreed. These places will be held for the June 2021 dates unless you get in touch to tell us that you no longer wish to attend.

You will also receive feedback on your submissions by the 21st April and this is to enable you to develop your presentation ready to resubmit at a later date. Given the delay between submission and the conference being held, we are now aiming to allow an opportunity to resubmit further developed extended abstracts in response to feedback early in the New Year (exact dates TBC). This will allow a further round of feedback and development prior to your presentation at the conference.

We appreciate that many of you may have completed your PhDs by June 2021, therefore the Conference will be open to both Doctoral and Early Career Researchers and this will generate a good mix of experience and knowledge. This means that you can still attend if you are no longer a PhD student at this stage.

We will also reschedule events which will be useful for your research so please check the NARTI website regularly for updates.We will keep in touch with you and if you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to ask.

‘Dream, Plan, Achieve: Researching to Make a Difference’

15- 16 June 2020 – Universities of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores (sponsored by NARTI and the ESRC)

As we enter the new decade, scholars at the cusp of their careers are increasingly encouraged to make a difference with their research both in doing something novel and innovative in terms of theory, but also to make an impact with their research beyond the confines of scholarly journals.

This conference seeks to embrace this challenge and opportunity to make a difference both within and beyond academia.

Organised over two days in summer 2020 within the vibrant city of Liverpool, this conference will focus on PhD student’s scholarly and career development by providing a supportive and engaging environment to develop research ideas, potential contributions and future career goals.

A range of high-profile and eminent academic speakers and editors of top-tier journals will share their career insights, provide feedback on individual submissions and presentations, and be available for networking throughout the conference. Further, PhD students will have the opportunity to network and build relationships with other PhD researchers from across the UK.

The event commences on Monday, 15 June in the morning and ends on Tuesday, 16 June, in the afternoon.

All sessions will be held in the University of Liverpool Management School and an evening meal is also included at The Refinery offering a further, informal, networking opportunity.

Please follow the link to the Conference webpage for further details and submission guidelines.