Call for Abstracts: Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre PhD Summer School (online)

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 10 June 2024 using this form
Summer School dates: Thursday 4 July – Friday 5 July 2024, 10.30am – 12.30pm (BST)

The Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre is pleased to announce its inaugural PhD Summer School, scheduled to be held online on 4 -5 July 2024. This interdisciplinary event aims to foster a vibrant network of PhD researchers whose work intersects with various facets of vulnerability and policing. 

About the Summer School

The primary objective of this summer school is to provide a platform for PhD students to present their research in a supportive environment and receive constructive feedback from fellow students and established researchers. The summer school also offers a valuable opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking within the academic community.

The summer school will follow the following format:

  • 5 x 25 minute presentation slots
  • Each slot includes a 10-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes allocated for feedback and questions
  • Presenters are encouraged to showcase material from their PhD theses at any stage of development
  • Topics may include, but are not limited to: research design, methodology, thesis chapters, and potential paper ideas

Submission Guidelines

PhD students from a variety of disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and must include the following information:

  1. Title of Presentation
  2. Author Name and Affiliation
  3. Brief overview of research topic and how it relates to the themes of vulnerability and/or policing
  4. Stage of PhD journey (eg, early-stage, mid-stage, near completion)
  5. Preferred presentation format (eg, designing research, methodology, dissertation chapters, potential paper ideas, etc)

Application details

Submission Deadline: Please submit your abstracts by the end of Monday, 10 June using this form

Notification of Acceptance: Authors will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday 19 June.

Registration: Registration will be open to all after confirmation of the presenters. 

Further information

For inquiries, please contact David Rowlands or Öznur Yardimci at and

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