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Dr Allister Crow

Dr Allister Crow
University of Warwick
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Enthusiastic, supportive, science curious.

In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following.
Provision of training:

You will receive hands-on training in structural biology, protein production and molecular biology. Training will be from both senior lab members and myself. You will also have opportunities to attend seminars and conferences to cement learning.

Progression monitoring and management:

I discuss progress regularly with students, both informally, as we see one another, and at monthly meetings. 

Communication:

I love to hear about your results, good or bad. I would like to think that I am always available, and I can sometimes even be found in the lab.

How often do your PhD students see you in a timetabled group meeting?

Once a month.

In year 1 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

Once per month.

In year 2 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

Once per month.

In year 3 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

Once per month.

What form do your 1:1 meetings with PhD students take?

Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice).

Open door policy?

Yes, I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) on every working day.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

Work in my lab is very flexible, though I prefer students to work within core hours if they can. I prefer students to avoid weekend working and encourage a healthy work-life balance.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

I need at least 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.