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Dr Patricia Lockwood

Dr Patricia Lockwood

Dr Patricia Lockwood
University of Birmingham
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

My aim is to foster a diverse and inclusive lab environment where students feel supported and collaborative with other members of the group. We hold regular lab meeting and also lab social events.

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

Your training will be supervised by a mixture of myself and experienced postdocs/PhD students within the lab.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will set out my expectations of your progression on a weekly/monthly basis. If these progression criteria are not met we will always discuss a plan of action together.

Communication:

Work-life balance is very important. I may email at odd hours but I would not expect you to do the same or to reply outside of core working hours. The lab holds weekly lab meetings where everyone can come together to exchange ideas and present new data.

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?

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?

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 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.