Launch Event – Professional Doctorate in Emergency Services Management

13th Jul 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Business School

Edge Hill University is launching the UK’s first professional doctorate programme for emergency service staff.

Created in response to the introduction of the Police and Crime Bill and the shift to integrated service delivery, the part-time course is now accepting applications from senior managers across the sector.

Focussing on the professionalism of the emergency services and teaching leadership, management and business skills, the new programme brings together academics, policy makers and fellow practitioners.

The course offers professionals the chance to improve their ability to question, analyse and critique, recognising the value of management research in everyday work practice.

A research thesis will allow professionals to study a particular issue or challenge they face at work in the hope of finding a collaborative, integrated service solution.

Course leader Paresh Wankhade, Professor of Leadership and Management and Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Emergency Services at Edge Hill, said: “This new and innovative programme of research will help candidates to develop professional management practice while gaining an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between academic research and the professional practice of management.”

“I’m delighted that we have the support of senior management across the police, fire and ambulance services so we’ve been able to develop this course to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed and progress in their careers.”

The programme will be officially launched with keynote speakers set to include Roy Wilshire, Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council, Dr Anthony Marsh, Chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and Steve McGurk, Trustee of the Fire Service Research & Training Trust. Other guests include Derek Cartwright, Chief Executive of North West Ambulance Service, Rachel Tuffin, Director of Knowledge and Research, College of Policing and ACC Julie Cooke, Merseyside Police.

The event will also be attended by regional and local emergency services leaders and staff.


  • 5.00pm –  Arrival and drinks
  • 5.30pm – Start
  • 6.30pm – Refreshments
  • 7.00pm – Close

Organised by Edge Hill University’s Business School with the support of I4P, this event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

This event is FREE but please register to secure your place.

For more information about the programme, click here