Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

What happens when a researcher wants to publish differently? A vision of the possibilities - Cabaret as academic discourse

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Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus


Dr Geof Hill is a Reader in Education at Birmingham City University.

Since his own doctoral inquiry in 2002 in which he wrote and performed a cabaret on ‘Doing a Doctorate’, Geof has championed a cause for supporting researchers who want to undertake and publish their research differently. To this end in 2013 he wrote a cabaret which argued for and modelled alternate forms of research publication. This cabaret was launched at the Inaugural Storytelling Conference in Prague in 2012 and again at Birmingham City University in 2013 and at the International Quality in Post Graduate Research Conference in Adelaide, Australia in 2014.  The cabaret is the subject of his practice-led inquiry published in the Action Learning Action research (ALAR) journal in December 2015.


Geof will present his cabaret which this year has been performed at Birmingham City University and Dublin City University.  The cabaret runs for forty minutes and there will be time for questions and discussion following its presentation.

Inquiries geof.hill@bcu.ac.uk