Annual Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability Conference

Each year all our researchers come together to showcase the research they are doing with bite-sized presentations, Q&A sessions and poster displays. It is a great event for all cohorts at different journey points on their research to re-connect, learn, share and celebrate sustainability research.

About the event

Each year we hold an Annual Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability Conference, which includes presentations by current students, keynote lectures or specialist talks from academic and industry supervisors, and panel discussions. In addition, we run competitions during the day for:

  • Favourite presentation
  • Best presentation visuals
  • Most engaging presentation.

2022 event

The 2022 conference included 12 student presentations, specialist talks on ‘impact’ from both an industry and academic perspective, and a reflective panel session.

Applied industry research

The research presented each year covers a range of industry sectors and includes collaborative research being done at:

  • Aviva plc
  • Costain Group
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Johnson Matthey
  • ​​​​​Keller Group
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Surrey University Estates - Energy and water
  • Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • Unilever
  • Wates Group
  • WRAP (Waste and Resources Action PRogramme)
  • WWF.
These wonderful events exhibit the breadth and depth of excellent research within the programme and demonstrate the future benefits for industry.