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Professor Jon Frampton

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor Jon Frampton
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?
  • Student centred
  • Inspires excitement and enquiry.
  • Instils the importance of attention to detail
In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following.
Provision of training:

I prefer to take responsibility for your technical training at first, leading to more independence later. In-lab supervision will be predominantly by a group postdoc, but I will keep a very close eye on progress throughout.

Progression monitoring and management:

I like to be kept up to date, and will expect to see evidence of method development/data generation results on a weekly basis. I have high expectations and will provide advice and guidance to help you attain your potential.

Communication:

The team has a WhatsApp group chat with which we can communicate whenever necessary. I am always happy to discuss any issues.

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.