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Dr Anne Straube

Dr Anne Straube

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

Outcome-oriented, collaborative, supportive

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

Depending on your previous experience, you will either be able to work independently from the start or receive technical training by myself and/or other lab members. Training on specialist equipment such as microscopes will be provided either by myself, CAMDU imaging specialists or RTP managers. I expect you to make use of training opportunities, attend and ask questions in talks/webinars, regularly present your data in group and CMCB meetings to improve your subject and wider knowledge and communication skills.

Progression monitoring and management:

I have high expectations. I want you and the team to be ambitious and successful. The more effort you put in yourself, the more support you can expect from me. I like to be kept up to date, and will expect to see evidence of method development/data generation on a weekly basis. I expect you to come to me when you need help troubleshooting. I am here for advice and guidance to help you reach the goals you set for yourself and I envision for the team.

Communication:

My lab is inclusive and I wish for all team members to treat each other with respect independently of their background, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief etc. The team has a WhatsApp group chat with which we regularly communicate during the week and occasionally on weekends. It is practical, but optional to be part of this. We have a lab calendar in which all lab members book their lab time while we work at reduced occupancy, indicate days off, joint meetings and whose week it is to bake cake. We use a shared server for all data and electronic lab books. I am known to email my team/PhD students at all hours of the day and night, however I will not expect you to do the same. 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?

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?

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.