Welcome to Vernon Trafford's homepage

You may have arrived here quite deliberately, or by accident! Whichever it is I hope that you will find what you need within this website, and enjoy reading about my life's work and discoveries. If you would like me to talk at a forthcoming event, or are interested in my consultancy work and workshops, my diary is now open for 2020. 

This website is designed for doctoral candidates, supervisors and anyone else who is engaged with doctoral education. Whatever your level or nature of interest, there are numerous ideas within this site that can be used to enhance your own professional practice.

You can also order a copy of Stepping Stones to Achieving Your Doctorate  and read reviews of my book on Amazon and the Open University Press.

As an academic, this site provides information about my recent publications and published research. My career history includes pushing at the frontiers of knowledge about doctorateness, undertaking international consultancies plus running workshops and conferences for a diverse range of clients and organizations.

Ready to sign copies at the launch of our new book... with Professor Shosh Leshem and Dr. Lin Gillan, Product Manager, Open University Press, at the European Council on Educational Research, Göthenburg, 2008

As an active researcher, I am naturally interested in new ideas, information and connections. Before you leave this site take a note of my email address and do contact me with your feedback. The seeds you sow today, may well shape the thinking of tomorrow.

Happy reading and researching . . .