University of Edinburgh Business School
First CenSE doctoral seminar
November 22, 2017

The doctoral student and early career researcher seminar was organised by Sophie Flemig, assistant director of CenSE.

CenSE is not just a platform for high-quality research in service management. It also intends to provide more academic support to young scholars in this field. Thus, on Wednesday 8 November, CenSE hosted a doctoral and early career researcher seminar at the University of Edinburgh Business School, which attracted 8 PhD student participants.

At the beginning of the seminar, CenSE’s second-year PhD student Adedapo Adebajo presented his research project about public service design and value co-creation. After that, every discussant separately gave their own comments and suggestions to the project. Three PhD students from outside CenSE also shared their constructive opinions from their own knowledge background.

These friendly interactions between the presenter and members of the audience inspired even more detailed discussions around service management theories and PhD study life. In the closing remarks, PhD student Katharine Aulton thanked all of the participants for their support. Participants expressed their expectations for the next doctoral seminar as well.

This event was organised by Sophie Flemig, the assistant director of CenSE. It was designed as a monthly lunchtime seminar for CenSE PhD students and early career researchers, in which 1-2 people present their research and get feedback from the group. This mechanism follows in the footsteps of the doctoral group set up by CenSE director Stephen Osborne in 2014-15.