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Trafford, V.N., Leshem, S. and Bitzer, E. 2013: Interrogating conclusions chapters in doctoral theses: some international evidence. UK Council for Doctoral Education International Conference on Doctoral Education and Training, Edinburgh.

Trafford, V.N. 2013: Improving doctoral research by learning from doctoral vivas / defences. UK Council for Doctoral Education International Conference on Doctoral Education and Training, Edinburgh.

Trafford, V.N. 2012: The conceptual framework ~ overlooked? Doctorate in Practical Theology National Summer School, University of Chester.

Golding, B. and Trafford, V.N. 2011: Demystifying the doctoral viva. SRHE, Winter Conference.

Trafford, V.N. and Luff, P. 2011: Exposing the best kept secret in Higher Education ~ the VIVA. SRHE, London.

Trafford, V.N. 2011: Exploiting your research and maximising your impact. National Conference for Professional Doctorates in the Built Environment. Chelmsford.

Bohrer, J. and Trafford, V.N. 2009: What is doctorateness?  VITAE Annual Conference.  University of Warwick.

Trafford, V.N. 2009:  Succeeding in the Ph.D. viva.  Academy of Marketing Doctoral Colloquium. London.

Trafford, V.N. 2008: Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful doctoral vivas. Academy of Marketing Doctoral Colloquium. London.

Trafford, V.N. 2007: The nature of doctorateness: theory and practice. University of Warwick.

Trafford, V.N. 2005:  Doctoral supervision: research evidence and practice. BEST/Higher EducationAcademy. University of Greenwich

Trafford, V.N. 2004: The doctoral viva: analysis and game. Political Studies Annual Conference. University of Lincoln.    Keynote.

Trafford, V.N. 2003:  In search of doctorateness: from insider research to professional development. Business Education Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Academic Practice. Brighton

Trafford, V.N. 2003:  Winning at the doctoral viva by playing a scholarly game. UK Council for Graduate Education Summer Conference. Worcester.    Keynote.

Trafford, V.N. 2002:  Questions in a doctoral viva: views from the inside. UKCGE Conference on Research Degree Examining. London

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2002: Behavioural dynamics of the doctoral viva. UK Council for Graduate Education Summer Conference: The Postgraduate experience. University of Gloucester.

Trafford, V.N. 2010: What is doctorateness?  UK Council for Graduate Education, Winter Conference. The British Library, London. Keynote.