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Dr Tharangani Herath

Dr Tharangani Herath

Dr Tharangani Herath
Harper Adams University
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Student-centred, guiding, technique-orientated

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

I’ll provide some technical training at the start and then you will be well supported with skilful laboratory technicians.

Frequent discussion and result analysis will help you to become an independent thinker and researcher

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.

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 fortnight

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?

Certain tasks in my lab need to occur at set times, and students need to be able to commit to a rota/timetable shared with other members of the team.

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.