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ICPD 6 particularly addresses how doctoral graduates have academic and professional experiences that affect them professionally and personally and how the outcomes of research have influenced academic and professional communities, and/or society. The so called ’impact’ of research may apply specifically to practice oriented doctorates that seek to make direct change in organisations and professional fields.
Contributions encompass how doctoral outcomes and achievements benefit the workplace in all its manifestations, including for example; social justice and welfare, medical and psychological, environmental and risk settings. Panel discussions from employers and from doctoral candidates on this topic have been set up and we anticipate that these sessions will be as positive and successful as the Candidate panel was in the last conference as they relate their first-hand experience of undertaking a professional doctorate and of employing people who have a professional doctorate.