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To all those reading this I am David Gibbs; I am a Lecturer in Company and Commercial Law at the University of Hertfordshire.

I created this blog as a general out-let of ideas for my research, as well as keeping those interested up-to-date on my research and general interests.

I completed my PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia in 2014. The thesis was recommended for the award of PhD with no corrections. My external examiner was Prof. Simon Deakin (Cambridge) and internal examiner was Prof. Morten Hviid.
My PhD research centred on directors' duties and company law. The thesis was titled 'Non-Executive Self-Interest: Fiduciary Duties and Corporate Governance'. It was a doctrinal and empirical study on whether self-interest was suitably controlled amongst non-executive directors.

My supervisors were Prof. Mathias Siems, Prof. Duncan Sheehan, Dr. Sara Connolly and Dr. Rob Heywood

All opinions of any existing or future blogpost are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of any of my associated institutions.
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Friday, 13 January 2012

Academic Careers Seminar

As you may remember, a while ago I organised an academic careers seminar. The day proved very informative and was a success despite an early setback as previous users of the room had unplugged all the AV equipment.

The day successfully increased the transparency of job requirements. It helped develop understanding of the differences between research and teaching positions as well as discussions on the future direction of these positions at universities.

You can find a copy of the schedule here. The presentations from Nick Sharf on a "survival guide" and Rebecca Wyand's on "are research careers restricted to universities: widening horizons" can be found here and here respectively.

You can also find here research produced by the Economic and Social Research Council on employment figures for social science PhD graduates.  

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