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Dr Mark Wall

Dr Mark Wall
University of Warwick
Who is your scientific inspiration and why?

Dr GABA for discovering GABA.

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

Supportive, goal-driven, collaborative

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. I will be available to help through-out your PhD and experienced post docs/PhD students will also be present for help.

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 daily/weekly basis. I am here for advice and guidance to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.

Communication:

I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential or my/our expectations.

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?

Work in my lab requires being present on site (be it in a laboratory or at a field site) during core hours (or a subset if working part time).

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.