Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were introduced by QPR in 2014. The aim of the SIGs is to bring together members of the extended QPR community interested in specific aspects of doctoral and research education. These Groups organise their own activities with members meeting during QPR as part of the conference program.

There are currently four SIGs:

1. Developing Doctoral Students’ Teaching Capabilities

Convenors: Beth Beckman, Australian National University and Abby Cathcart, Queensland University of Technology.


2. Doctoral Writing

Convenors: Claire Aitchison, University of South Australia; Susan Carter, University of Auckland; and Cally Guerin, University of Adelaide.

Further details can be found on the Doctoral Writing SIG website and blog.


3. English as an Additional Language

Convenor: Michelle Pickard, University of Newcastle.


4. Quality in Doctoral Education

Convenor: Nigel Palmer.