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PhD workshop

CHME 2018 Research Conference, 22–25 May 2018

This pre-conference event provides a platform for doctoral students undertaking research on various aspects of hospitality management to interact with peers and leading scholars in the field. The workshop offers doctoral students an opportunity to share and develop their research ideas in a supportive environment, obtain feedback from mentors who are senior academics and established researchers, explore issues related to academic and research careers, and build relationships within the broader academic community from around the world. The event has purposefully integrated an early career researchers’ development session (so-called publication retreat) in the programme curriculum which enables doctoral students to meet editors of leading tourism and hospitality journals and gain first-hand advice on devising the most effective strategies for writing and submitting papers to top journal titles.

This PhD Workshop is free to those registered to attend the CHME 2018 conference. The CHME 2018 conference is heavily discounted for students to encourage active participation. For those willing to attend the PhD Workshop only, there is a registration fee of £65.

Call for research proposals

The workshop invites all interested doctoral students to submit their research proposals for review and feedback. The research proposals should be a maximum length of 4 A4 sized-pages and should typically include the following headings:

  1. Problem statement/definition
  2. Brief literature review
  3. Conceptual development
  4. Proposed methodology
  5. Outcome/Anticipated results.

Proposals can be submitted for presentation in either oral or poster format. 15 minutes will be allocated to oral presentations (10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q&A and feedback). Poster presentations will be available throughout the day for comments and feedback. Please state in your proposal which format you would like to present in.

Each submission will undergo a review process. Students will be notified about the review outcome, along with recommendations on how to improve the proposal (if applicable) before the workshop.


Please submit your research proposals to by the deadline below.


  • Submission closes: Friday, 26 January 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: Friday, 9 February 2018
  • Submit revised proposal (if applicable): Friday, 23 February 2018
  • Final acceptance (if applicable): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • PhD Workshop: Tuesday, 22 May 2018
  • CHME Conference: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 to Saturday, 26 May 2018.

For queries, please email one of the CHME 2018 PHD Workshop Chairs