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Dr Johanna Zumer

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Dr Johanna Zumer
University of Aston
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, collaborative, understanding.

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

Initially I will anticipate a blend of me leading training in combination with you taking responsibility to expand, leading to your greater independence later.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will set out my expectations of your progression on a monthly basis. I like to be kept up to date, and will expect to see evidence of method development/data generation results on a weekly basis. We can always discuss together a new plan if the monthly goals are not being met.

Communication:

I am known to email in evenings and weekends as well as standard hours; however, I will never expect you to email or work outside normal working hours. I strongly encourage you to have a happy work/life balance!

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?

More face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice) during early years of Phd; a mixture of face to face or video chat for later years of PhD.

Open door policy?

Yes, but my pattern of being contactable for an instant response is not predictable.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

Most of the timing of work is flexible, though certain aspects such as meetings and data collection requires in-person attendance at fixed times.

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.