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 have a selection of our industry supervisors giving a keynote lecture about sustainability in their industry and the challenges and opportunities they are facing. In addition we run four competitions during the day for:

  • Best poster
  • Best presentation
  • Best question
  • The best three minute thesis presented by the latest cohort.

Applied industry research

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

  • IKEA
  • Carillion plc
  • Rolls Royce
  • Unilever
  • Thames Water
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Keller Group
  • Costain Group
  • Surrey Nature Partnership
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Surrey University Estates - Energy and water 

Contact us

Find us


Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Arthur C Clarke building, Floor 2
University of Surrey