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Dr Joan Geoghegan

Dr Joan Geoghegan

Dr Joan Geoghegan
University of Birmingham
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 technical training will be supported by me and other team members. As you gain more experience, you will be expected to develop more independence.

Progression monitoring and management:

I encourage you to take ownership of your progression, to discuss your data and ideas regularly, and to seek advice and guidance promptly.

Communication:

I encourage good communication within the team and regular discussion of individual research projects and the common goals of the lab. I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential.

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

At least once per fortnight

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 3 or 4 days per week.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

Certain tasks in my lab need to occur at set times, and students need to be able to commit to a rota/timetable shared with other members of the team.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

I need at least 2 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.