Being different is not easy. Yet it is required if one is to 'make a contribution' in academic publishing and 'stand out from the crowd' in the ever more competitive academic job market. 

'In my research, I've interviewed a lot of people who never fit in, who are what you might call 'different': scientists, artists, thinkers. And if you drop down deep into their work and who they are, there is a tremendous amount of self-acceptance.' Brene Brown


26th November 2021 – 28th November 2021

The ANZMAC Doctoral Colloquium offers a platform to assist PhD students in developing and shaping their current research practice towards successful academic careers. 

Designed to connect students to peers and academic mentors, the Doctoral Colloquium at ANZMAC 2021, will offer a collegial environment for the exchange of cutting-edge research ideas and supportive feedback. Participants from all around the world will share resources, build connections, and find inspiration to continue developing their research for greater impact.  

About Doctoral Colloquium at ANZMAC 2021

Daiane Scaraboto is Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne. Her research projects account for consumer culture phenomena and converge around examining the multiple roles consumers assume in markets – and that lead to the creation of value for themselves and for others.

Jing (Jill) Lei is Associate Professor in Marketing at the Department of Management and Marketing. Her research interests are mainly in the area of consumer decision making, especially how consumers make trade-off decisions in various contexts, such as food consumption and financial decisions.

Associate Professor Jing (Jill) Lei 

Associate Professor Daiane Scaraboto

Professor Julie Ozanne

Julie L. Ozanne is the Professor of Marketing at the University of Melbourne. Julie is a transformative consumer researcher who specializes in alternative methodologies for the study of social problems, such as interpretive, critical, participatory, and community action research methods.

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs

Students will be informed of their acceptance into the Doctoral Colloquium based on the submitted extended abstract. Accepted students are then required to submit a more in-depth document. The purpose of this document is to provide mentors with a reasonable overview of submitted work, and to highlight two or three aspects of their research on which mentors can provide feedback. The expected word range is 3000-5000 words including references. The assigned mentors will provide feedback on the work at the Doctoral Colloquium presentation. 

DC Submission Details 

Students need to provide a 750-1000 word (excluding references) extended abstract about their chosen topic. Early stage students should focus on the research question they would like to address, the significance of the problem, and their proposed methodology.  

Early stage students are typically those who are yet to complete their confirmation or related milestone.  

Later stage students should present (preliminary) findings and articulate contributions to theory and practice.  

Submission Link – Opens 24th May 2021 

To Apply

Submissions Open: 

Monday May 24, 2021

Submissions Close (Extended Abstract): 

Monday July 24, 2021

Author Notification:

Thursday August 26, 2021

Full Papers Due: 

Sunday October 24, 2021

DC Key Dates





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