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Dr Charlotte Allender

Dr Charlotte Allender

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

Supportive, outcome oriented, collaborative.

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

We will adopt a joint approach to determine the best strategy for your training, be it with me, another team member or elsewhere.

Progression monitoring and management:

The project is yours – I can provide guidance. To do this effectively we will need to work out an effective schedule and method for keeping me updated on your progress.

Communication:

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 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 month

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 month

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 month

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 month’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.