Examining Research Degree Theses

Please see below for details on this session. Please fill in your details and submit the booking form below to register for a place on this session. A calendar invite will be sent to you to confirm your place. If you are unable to attend, please do email resdev@le.ac.uk, so that your place can be allocated to someone else.

Session Overview

Together with the Director of the Doctoral College, you will explore the main issues to be considered at the three different stages involved in examining a doctoral thesis – preparing for the viva, during the viva and after the viva. The session takes you through the process of assessing a research degree; the role of the internal and external examiners; the structure and content of the viva itself, as well as Leicester regulations and the possible outcomes.

Aimed At Academic and Research Staff

Dr Meera Warrier is the Head of the Doctoral College. She has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia. She has several years’ experience in research management, communicating research and advising policy makers.

Prof Dave Lambert is a Professor of Anaesthetic Pharmacology. He trained as a biologist before completing his PhD in diabetes research. He made the post-doctoral switch to pharmacology at Leicester where he has spent his career to date researching opioids (analgesics), supervising research students and teaching at all levels.

Dave is the Grants Officer for the National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia. He has been awarded the Humphrey Davy medal, was elected Chair of the Board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.


16 July 2019 1400-1600

Contact If you have any questions about this course, please contact: resdev@le.ac.uk

Many thanks for your booking form. Confirmation of your place is when you receive a calendar invite to your email with the title and location (which may be TBC) of the course. Please accept this to confirm your attendance. If you do not receive this within 3 working days please contact resdev@leicester.ac.uk or km423@leicester.ac.uk.

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