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Dr Anna Peacock

Dr Anna Peacock

Dr Anna Peacock
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Outcome-oriented, supportive, collaborative.

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

At the beginning of your PhD you will receive support and training from both myself and more experienced PhD students/postdocs. As you progress through your PhD, you will be expected to work more independently.

Progression monitoring and management:

I’m very involved and am keen to see your data, discuss your progress on a weekly basis.

Communication:

The group uses Slack for day to day communication (but you can set this to only be active during working hours), we have weekly group meetings, and I tend to have weekly 1:1 meetings with students.

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

At least once per week

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

At least once per week

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

At least once per week

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

At least once per week

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

Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice) – currently these are all video-chat

Open door policy?

Yes, but my pattern of being contactable for an instant response is not predictable.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

The timing of work in my lab is completely flexible, and (other than attending pre-arranged meetings), I expect students to manage their own time. However, for safe working practices (ie not working alone) this tends to mean working during core hours.

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.