13 July 2020

Dr Caroline Oates appointed White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Interdisciplinary Training Pathway Director

Congratulations to Dr Caroline Oates on being appointed Pathway Director of the White Rose Doctoral Training Programme.

Dr Caroline Oates delivering an invited presentation in Brussels

Dr Caroline Oates was recently appointed Pathway Director of the White Rose Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) Interdisciplinary Themed Pathway across all partner institutions.

The White Rose Social Sciences DTP is a consortium of seven universities (universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan) which delivers excellent supervision, first class discipline and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and transferable skills training, and a world-class intellectual environment for postgraduate research students. The prestigious DTP produces doctoral graduates with outstanding skills and flexibility, with the imagination to tackle the thorniest challenges confronting the social sciences today.

Dr Oates is Reader in Marketing at Sheffield University Management School. She specialises in sustainability and marketing ethics, with a particular focus on marketing to children. She is also a member of the Behavioural Research in Sustainability, Inclusivity and Technological Transformation research cluster in the School.  With an extensive background in interdisciplinary research, Dr Oates will take up the new role from September 2020. She will be responsible for leading all aspects of the White Rose DTP Interdisciplinary Themed Pathway across all partner institutions. The role is competitive and appointments are made after interview.

More specifically, Dr Oates will provide strategic leadership of the DTP which involves proactively designing and maintaining a Pathway Development Strategy to pursue the development of cross institutional provision for the pathway. She will also design the delivery of Pathway Training, identify advanced training needs and update the WRDTP Training Group.

Dr Oates said, “I am delighted to take up the role of Director of the Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity Pathway as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. Previously, I was a Deputy Director for the Pathway, working with the outgoing Director Dr Simon Mollan (York). Simon has been instrumental in developing the Pathway from its inception in 2017 to its success today and I hope to build on his amazing work to take the Pathway forward in these challenging times. I look forward to working with a team of deputies, some newly appointed to the role, and to meeting the new cohort of PGRs who will join our current PGRs on the Pathway.”