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Doctoral Roundtable

Find out more about the Doctoral Roundtable series organised by the Doctoral College to help connect doctoral researchers with others to share their experiences

Book onto a Doctoral Roundtable session

What are Doctoral Roundtables?

Our Doctoral Roundtable series is a supportive, student-led, informal, roundtable discussion forum that connects doctoral students with others, with a common shared interest. The focus is about sharing experiences with others, being able to ask questions and meet other students with an interest or experience in the topic.

Doctoral students can suggest a topic to facilitate a session on. Suitable topics may include:

  • Experiences of part-time doctoral students
  • Conducting fieldwork overseas
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
Two doctoral students talking

Come along to a future session

Doctoral Roundtables always take place on a Friday, 12:00 - 13:00 (UK time). When you see a Doctoral Roundtable on a topic of interest, please make sure you reserve your spot soon as numbers are limited to 20 students.

Future scheduled sessions

Title: Do Health Incentives Work?

Facilitator: Paige Brogan (Professional Doctorate in Health)

Date, Time and Venue: Friday 2nd December 22 at 12:00-13:00 on MS Teams (you will be invited to the session in your Outlook calendar before the day).


  • This roundtable is for Doctoral Students who are thinking about if and how incentives work in health care delivery.
  • Facilitated by Doctoral student Paige Brogan, the roundtable will discuss the health care system in the United States, how incentives are currently being offered and the exploration of the role of research to advocate for further opportunities to “nudge” health behaviours.

Interested in facilitating a session?

We are looking for doctoral students who are interested in bringing groups of researchers together to lead our Doctoral Exchange sessions.

You'll need to suggest a topic that you think will generate enough interest, prepare some group discussion questions and of course facilitate the session. We'll also ask you to complete a short post-session blog that we can share with the wider community. In return, we'll give you a £30 High Street Voucher as a way of saying thank you.

Email to get involved
Two doctoral students talking

Doctoral Roundtable blogs

Read about previous sessions

Find out more

For more information about the sessions or becoming a session faciliator please get in touch.