Dr Regina Eckert

Dr Regina Eckert


Current Occupation
Senior Research Associate

PhD Research Title
Intercultural training for international placements

Brief Outline of Research
Design, execution and evaluation of intercultural training to prepare students doing a placement abroad. Two different training types were conducted in a quasi-experimental set-up and the learning progress and long-term outcomes were analysed.

Why did you choose to study for your PhD at Aston Business School?
I had done an internship with Aston Business School and already worked with my supervisor before applying for the PhD.  I was lucky enough to be offered a scholarship and had the support for the topic that interested me.   

What do you consider to be the most positive aspects of your experience at Aston Business School?
I consider the international environment and the international network of scholars to be one of the most positive aspects of my experience at Aston Business School.  The openness of senior academics to support my research, the advice I received along the way, and their continued interest in collaboration is extremely positive

What would you advise anyone thinking of doing a PhD?
I would advise prospective PhD students to be clear about why you want to do a PhD and what you want to get out of it and choose the expert in your field to work with. I would also recommend that PhD students are proactive in creating opportunities for their career enhancement.