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 2020-21 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.

Among the training and development workshops that have taken place this year, over 50 participants across the network attended Professor Neil Morgan’s (Indiana University) workshop on Theorizing, Conceptual Frameworks, and Constructs with even greater levels of participation on Helen Scott’s (Grounded Solutions) Exploring Grounded Theory and Advanced Practice in Grounded Theory sessions and the NARTI/SAMS Resilience, Re-Focus & Re-Balance Retreat Series for ECRs facilitated by various academics and professional staff within the network. We have continued to support more focussed events such as the Qualitative Paper Development Retreat for Advanced Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Researchers with Professors Joep Cornelissen (Erasmus University), Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki (University of Vienna) and Penny Dick (University of Sheffield).

Over 100 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), Advanced Micro-Econometrics for Policy Evaluation with Professor Sourafel Girma (University of Nottingham) and Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) Using SmartPLS 3 with Professors Christian Ringle (Hamburg University of Technology) and Marko Sarstedt (Marketing at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg)

Further we continue our excellent provision supporting the academic development of postgraduate researchers and early career colleagues across the network with sessions such as Using Mentoring to Develop your Academic Career with Dr Sarah Robinson (University of Glasgow) and Dr Alex Bristow (Open University) and the workshop on Generating Ideas for Scholarly Research and Avoiding Common Pitfalls when Publishing in Top Journals with Prof. V Kumar (Indian School of Business.

In 21/22 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 return in 2022.

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)