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Dr Mariana Petronela Hanga

Dr Mariana Petronela Hanga
Dr Mariana Petronela Hanga
Aston University
Who is your scientific inspiration and why?

My scientific inspiration is Marie Skłodowska Curie because her ambition and love for science made her succeed despite being a woman and an immigrant in a society that at that time didn’t support either.

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

Supportive, inclusive and technique-oriented

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

At the beginning of your PhD, you will be provided with the necessary training to get you started, but as you progress in your PhD, the expectation is to become more and more independent.

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 at first and as you become more independent, on a monthly basis.

Communication:

I am known to email my team/PhD students at all hours of the day, however I will not expect you to do the same. Whilst I expect you to keep up with my team communications I will expect you to manage your work/life balance.

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 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?

Face to face (if allowed under current health and safety advice)

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?

Work in my lab requires being present on site (be it in a laboratory or at a field site) during the core hours of 9 am to 6 pm.

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.