Facilitator: Prof Gina Wisker is from the International Centre for Higher Education Management at the University of Bath. She has presented several workshops on academic publication in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Australasia and New Zealand. She has authored many journal articles and over 26 books, including Getting Published Palgrave Macmillan (2015), The Good Supervisor Palgrave Macmillan (2012), and The Postgraduate Research Handbook Palgrave Macmillan (2007). She is a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), Chief Editor for Innovations in Teaching and Education International, the SEDA journal and serves on the Council  and publications committee of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE).


Target Group: Doctoral Supervisors and PhD students


Background: This two-day interactive, remote workshop will focus on developing, structuring, writing and finessing a doctoral thesis, emphasising the importance of and ways of working with a sound theoretical framework. Participants will engage with these issues and practices through research and experience informed inputs and discussion.


At the end of the course you should:

  • Put theoretical frameworks into action in research and research writing, and where applicable, supervise postgraduate students to do the same.
  • Support the research writing practice of postgraduate students with respect to structuring a thesis and writing the various sections of a thesis.
  • Produce or support the production of a well-written thesis which makes a sound contribution to knowledge

Requirements: Suggested pre-reading in preparation for the workshop.


If you would like to attend the workshop above, please complete the following form and submit. A message on the page will indicate that the form has been successfully submitted and an email confirming receipt of the form will be sent to the email address given. 

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This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

27 - 28 September 2022


Online via Zoom

Registration is open (online form available on this page).

Please note: Only 30 participants can be accommodated at this workshop


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie