About the Doctoral College

The Doctoral College was established in 2013 and is located in the Research Hub on Wulfruna Campus.  The Doctoral College’s mission is to support all staff and student researchers at the University of Wolverhampton.  All of our postgraduate research students studying in the UK or abroad, part-time or full-time, are both part of their Faculty and the Doctoral College community.

The Doctoral College is managed through the Research Policy Unit and uses this combined expertise to deliver its mission. There is dedicated administrative support that provides a central contact point for staff and PGR students.

The Doctoral College:

  • generates, coordinates and delivers comprehensive researcher development including the Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme (PRDP) and the Research Supervisors’ Development Programme (RSDP)
  • contributes to the development of research staff and provides a wide-ranging Early Career Researcher Development Programme (ERDP), The Early Researcher Award Scheme (ERAS), dissemination and research programme development course and support for mid-career researchers and research leaders.
  • builds an overarching and vibrant research community that unites and supports all research students
  • coordinates research student representation
  • organises research events such as the Annual Research Conferences and University of Wolverhampton Lecture Series.

The Research Degree Regulations and accompanying handbooks can be found on the University's Academic Regulations webpage.

Meet the Team

NameRole
Professor Silke Machold Dean of Research & Head of the Research Policy Unit 
Dr Benjamin Halligan Director of the Doctoral College
Dr Debra Cureton Research Development Manager
Stephen Greenfield Doctoral College Administration & Communications