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Dr Munehiro Asally

Dr Munehiro Asally

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

Student-centred, Supportive, Detail-oriented.

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

Over the course of PhD, I expect you to become an independent scientist. I will be closely involved in technical training, data analysis and data interpretation. I expect you to think independently and take initiatives when appropriate. My role is to support your journey of developing your own philosophy to the nature and become a Doctor of Philosophy!

Progression monitoring and management:

In the non-Pandemic time, I like spending time in the lab and discuss science in the lab. In Pandemic time, I meet online once a week. At the end of each meeting, we will have a clear action plan. 

Communication:

My lab uses a slack group regularly for communication. We also have a shared calendar and shared server space where protocols and data can be shared in the group. We also have a GitLab group for sharing scripts. I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential or my/our expectations.

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?

A mixture of face to face or via video chat or telephone.

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?

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.