Professor Mark Saunders wins prestigious award for publication

Professor Mark Saunders of Birmingham Business School has been visiting WOW for the last month while on sabbatical.  He has delivered two PhD seminars (‘Writing and reviewing for publication’ AND ‘Why sampling matters and how many are enough’) as well as a research seminar (on his work with Emily Morrison, George Washington University) ‘Developing meaningful patient-doctor relationships: The dance of trust’. The latter seminar included both external academic and industry members for a topic, that given the current health climate, hit close to home for many.

Professor Saunders also took time to present at the ANZAM Mixed Methods Workshop (‘Common and key issues in mixed methods research’) at the Business School’s Gold Coast campus as well as a masterclass on ‘What are quantitative and qualitative research and when should you use either or both?’.

Professor Saunders was informed during his visit that he has been awarded the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award for the outstanding Human Resource Development Quarterly refereed article ‘Measuring the organisational impact of training: The need for greater methodological rigour’ in 2019 at the (American) Academy of Human Resource Development conference in Atlanta late February.

Finally, in their new book: How to keep your doctorate on track, Professor Saunders and co-editors Professor Keith Townsend, Associate Professor Rebecca Loudon and Assistant Professor Emily Morrison bring together contributors from around the globe to  address the realities of doctoral education, exploring issues such as  isolation, lack of motivation, managing your supervisor and writers block with practical advice on how to tackle these challenges. This book was just released, and no doubt will be a trusted companion for any PhD, DBA or EdD students.

From delivering multiple seminars, master classes and meeting with WOW HDR and academic members to discuss their research, it has been a busy few weeks for Professor Saunders and we look forward to collaborating with him in the future!