Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference

14 - 15 June, MediaCity UK


SPARC is a forum for developing research, offering a space for postgraduate researchers from all disciplines to exchange ideas. Taking part will enable you to actively engage with Salford’s PGR community, while also developing confidence and presentation skills at the same time. The focus of this year’s conference is researchers as agents of change.

All staff and students are invited to attend SPARC 2016.

The conference is FREE to attend. Please register here to reserve your space

We have a fantastic programme lined up with over 130 PGR presentations - pecha kuchas, posters, performances and demonstrations. The conference is also hosting Salford’s Three Minute Thesis competition final  and an UPRISE film screening and discussion of The Human Scale (Dalsgaard 2012).

Full Programme 

Presenter Guidelines

Please use #SPARC2016 if you mention us on Twitter!


We are delighted to announce that Professor David Brettle and Professor Simon Chadwick will be the keynotes for SPARC 2016. 


Tuesday 14 June: Prof David Brettle, President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and Honorary Professor at Salford. For the past 16 years David has worked at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, where he is currently the Head of Medical Physics and Engineering.




Wednesday 15 June: Prof Simon Chadwick, ‘Class of 92’ Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford and a member of the Centre for Sports Business. He created and edits the academic website ‘The Scorecard’ and currently serves as Consultant Director of Research and Consultancy for Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body charged with organising the 2022 FIFA World Cup. His research has appeared in numerous academic management and sport journals, and his views on sport are regularly covered by the media; he has been quoted more than 12,000 times in publications across the world. The Independent newspaper identified him as one of the top-10 business tweeters in the UK (@Prof_Chadwick), while The Times have called him the 'guru' of sport management in Britain.




For any queries, please contact in the first instance.

You can also contact Victoria Sheppard or Tracy Ireland in Research & Enterprise.