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Professor Elliot Ludvig

Professor Elliot Ludvig

Professor Elliot Ludvig
University of Warwick
Who is your scientific inspiration and why?

F. Skinner. He turned Psychology into a real science with a focus on observable behaviour. He also anticipated by a century just how important the analysis of behaviour would be for understanding the brain.

In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, collaborative, student-driven

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

I will guide you to appropriate resources (e.g., training courses, sample code, relevant papers), but expect that you will take the lead in finding and mastering the tools for your research. In the lab, we work as a collaborative team, so you will also have the opportunity to learn from more senior members of the lab (advanced PhD students or post-docs).

Progression monitoring and management:

I will work with you to set appropriate targets and goals for reaching your research potential.

Communication:

I mostly communicate by email (for longer items) and by Slack (for short messages). I am generally available, though I sometimes keep unusual hours due to care commitments for my kids.

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 fortnight

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 fortnight

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 2 weeks’ notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.