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Dr Peng Wang

Peng Wang

Dr Peng Wang
University of Warwick
Who is your scientific inspiration and why?

Rosalind Franklin- diligence, resilience, and perseverance

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

supportive, student-centred, collaborative, guiding, understanding, inclusive.

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

I will facilitate technical training at the beginning of your PhD. Later I will expect you to be more independently figure out appropriate methods and changes to methodology.

Progression monitoring and management:

I will expect you to take full ownership of your progression, but I like to be kept up to date, and will always be happy to discuss a plan of action together to keep you on track with your goals on a weekly basis.

Communication:

I have an open door policy and I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential or my/our expectations. I am known to email my team/PhD students at all hours as I have a number of international collaborators, however I will not expect you to do the same.

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?

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?

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, although students are notified when a longer lead-time may occur.