Doctoral College Lecture Series

The Doctoral College Lecture Series are celebratory events showcasing the success and impact of De Montfort University’s research students and their contributions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During each event, a selection of DMU’s research students will deliver a 10-minute speed lecture exploring how their research links to one of the SDGs.

These will be followed by an expert panel discussion and an audience Q&A.


Future Events

As part of an ongoing ONLINE series of lectures, to mark International Awareness Days we are pleased to invite you to the forthcoming events with leading DMU research scholars. The online lectures will reflect on how research can help communities deal with the COVID-19 crisis in the context of health and wellbeing, political stabilities and future generations and will feature 10-minute talks and panel discussions.  

Monday 2 November: Ahead of National Stress Awareness Day, 12.30-2pm 

Talks include: 

  • Dr Indrani Lahiri:
    Mind your Mind with creativity 
  • Professor Abbes Amira: 
    Digital Health: Technology around the research of ventilation equipment; which can be monitored for ECG and stress 
  • Dr Malcolm Fisk:
     The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Isolation and Loneliness among Older People: 
  •  Raghu Raghavan, Professor of Mental Health
     Special talk

To register please click here 

Wednesday 11 November: Armistice Day, 12.30-2pm  

War Crisis and Confinement: Lessons from the Twentieth Century 

While the confinement which has taken place in 2020 may have no historical precedent in terms of its globality, containment as a result of war occurred regularly during the twentieth century. Using the example of the First World War and the Yugoslav conflict of the 1990s, Professor Panikos Panayi and Professor Kenneth Morrison, together with PhD students, will tackle these issues.  

For further information and to register, please click here  

Friday 20 November: Universal Children’s Day, 12.30-2pm 

Research experts from the faculty of Health and Life Sciences and Business and Law, will explore the behaviour of children following the pandemic. The speakers include:

  • Sarah Younie, Professor of Education Innovation
  • Beth Miller, Lecturer in HRM and Organisational Behaviour 
    Additional speakers to be announced

To register please click here  

Places can be booked up to one hour before each event. Please contact the DMU Events Office at  if you have any queries regarding the series.  


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