Letter from the Chairs

Welcome to the NARTI website (Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative).

Dear All,

The last 12 months have illustrated the strength of NARTI. Over 2022-23 we have continued to provide excellent research training and professional development opportunities for our doctoral students and early career researchers.

The network demonstrated its strength and resilience switching to deliver provision online and offer innovative training programmes to reflect the changing needs of our institutions.

Researchers across the network have attended training and development workshops including Writing for Publication and Impact with Professors Joep Cornelissen (Erasmus University and University of Liverpool) and Roy Suddaby (Victoria University, Canada and University of Liverpool), The Qualitative Case Study in Business & Management Research with Professor Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki (University of Vienna), Mixed Methods with Professor Niina Nummela (University of Turku) and Practices in Ethnography with colleagues from Newcastle and York.

Workshops designed to support doctoral students in the later stages of their PhD include Thesis Writing and Preparing for the VIVA, both led by Professor Rowena Murray and these is always high levels of demand for these.

Our programme continues to support postgraduate early career researchers and we have organised retreats, courses and workshops to provide them with the space to focus on individual writing projects. Write Here, Write Now is a coached retreat led by Will Medd, The Writing Reset is another coached course led by Prolifko and colleagues from across the network regularly facilitate Structured Writing Retreats (SWRs) that are based upon the model that Professor Rowena Murray designed to support academic writers and their writing practice.

Many participants have engaged in advanced quantitative methods training across workshops such as Advanced Structural Equation Modelling using LISREL with Professor Adamantios Diamantopoulos (University of Vienna), and Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) Using SmartPLS 4 with Professors Christian Ringle (Hamburg University of Technology) and Marko Sarstedt (University of Munich).

In 23/24 we will continue to offer a rich and varied programme combining online learning and face-to-face provision. The Annual Conference, a highlight of the NARTI calendar, will be hosted by colleagues at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University on 27-28th June 2024.

A huge thank you to our all members for their contributions and efforts over the past year.  We are looking forward to meeting up in person over the coming year.

Professor Stuart Hyde (Alliance Manchester Business School)

Associate Professor Effie Kesidou (Leeds University Business School)