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Dr Alice Rothnie

Dr Alice Rothnie

Dr Alice Rothnie
Aston University
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, collaborative, guiding

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

Your training will be largely supervised by my experienced PhD students, but I also like to be involved in the laboratory at first.

Progression monitoring and management:

I am here for advice and guidance to help you reach the goals we set together. I like to be kept up to date with your progress in terms of method development and data generation in our weekly meetings.

Communication:

I like to meet and chat in person, but email or text message are both good ways to get in touch with me.

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

At least 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?

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), video chat if face-to-face isn’t possible.

Open door policy?

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

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.

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.