Edge Hill University will launch a new professional doctorate research programme for Emergency Services Managers and Leaders from September 2017.

It will be the first integrated programme of its kind, and it is designed for senior managers from the emergency blue light services such as the ambulance, fire and rescue and police services.

This part-time research programme will provide candidates with a unique opportunity to engage in cross‐disciplinary dialogue with academics, policy makers and fellow practitioners interested in wider aspects of emergency management.

The programme will be led by Paresh Wankhade, Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill, and an expert in the field of Emergency Services Management.

Professor Wankhade, said:

“Collaboration between emergency services is not new, but the Policing and Crime Act 2017 places a duty on police, fire and ambulance services to work together.

“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 management research and the professional practice of management.”

Professor Helen Woodruff–Burton, Director of the Business School where the programme will take place, said:

“We are delighted to launch this very unique programme which addresses the research needs of the emergency services. The context in which these organisations currently operate is becoming increasingly complex and the pressures of funding, training and cultural transformations are being felt globally. We are confident that the research generated from this programme will help to solve real life problems in these organisations.”

The University will launch the programme at an event on Thursday 13th July in the Business School, and will be attended by regional and local emergency services leaders and staff.

Click here for more information and to book your free place.

To apply for the September 2017 intake, click here.

For more information about the programme, click here or contact Professor Paresh Wankhade on Paresh.Wankhade@edgehill.ac.uk.