Doctoral symposium enables PhD candidates to showcase their research

Nehemia Sugianto presenting his research on deep facial analysis of integrated video surveillance for measuring customer journey experience.
Professor Guy Gable

The inaugural BSI Doctoral Symposium was held atSouth Bank campus onMonday 25thNovember, followed by a networking event at the Ship Inn. Seven PhD candidates presented their research topics throughout the day, including strategies for entrepreneurship, change management, and technology adoption.

Two insightful keynote speakers shared their experiences and took part in the panel of experts providing valuable feedback to the candidates.

Professor Guy Gable is the Director of Research, School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology, where he heads their ‘Methods Foundations’ research program. Guy is well renowned for his leadership in quality HDR training, and he shared his reflections from a two-decade experience.

Mr James Brockhurst

James Brockhurst spoke about corporate leadership for sustainability. James is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation and a recognised business leader in the field of incorporating sustainable management practices into a small to medium-sized enterprise.

HDR Convenor, Dr Rod Gapp said the symposium was designed as an interactive forum for PhD students to meet, present, and discuss their work with a panel of academic, industry and government experts in an informal setting.

“The symposium was an excellent opportunity for the students to present their work, obtain valuable feedback, and explore opportunities.”

The panel of experts included Professor Anneke Fitzgerald, Professor Michelle Barker, Professor Guy Gable and Mr James Brockhurst, and the program chairs included Dr Luke Houghton, Dr Katrina Radford, Dr Rod Gapp, Professor Dian Tjondronegoro and Professor Rosemary Stockdale.

More images from the symposium are available at the BSI Connections photo gallery.