The Doctorate: stories of knowledge, power and becoming

Author/Producer Various authors/ESCalate
  • Tony Brown (ESCalate)
  • Hazel Bryan (Canterbury Christ Church University)
  • Elizabeth Chapman Hoult (Canterbury Christ Church University)
  • Raymond Cummings (St Mary's University, Belfast)
  • Ken Gale (University of Plymouth)
  • Joanna Haynes (University of Plymouth)
  • Geraldine Magennis (St Mary's University, Belfast)
  • Rachel Segal (Higher Education Academy)
  • Hannah Smith (University of Plymouth)
  • Paula Young (Glyndw╦ć r University)
Date Published December 2009
Pages 61
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Personal stories about the experience of working for a doctorate


A collection of stories from a diverse group of teachers in UK higher education who have all completed a PhD. They narrate their experience of doctoral research, the relationship with supervisors and the hurdles they overcame

The publication will have resonance for colleagues and students working in any number of disciplinary contexts