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Dr Alex Mullins

Supervision Style

In three words or phrases: Adaptive, detail-oriented, organised

Provision of Training

I will ensure you have a strong technical and conceptual understanding of the work early in the project. This will allow for more independence later in the project.

Progression Monitoring and Management

I will expect you to take full ownership of your project with your own ideas and goals that can be developed through regular contact. Alongside regular weekly progress meetings I have an open-door policy for any quick questions or queries. I like to be kept up to date with your research to assist with troubleshooting and help you plan future work.

Communication

Regular and timely communication is important to research success and good student-supervisor working relationship. I am contactable via e-mail/in-person during working hours for instant responses, and by phone/dedicated lab WhatsApp group outside of these hours if required.

PhD Students can expect scheduled meetings with me:

In a group meeting

At least once per week

In year 1 of PhD study

At least once per week

In year 2 of PhD study

At least once per fortnight

In year 3 of PhD study

At least once per fortnight

These meetings will be mainly face to face, and I am usually contactable for an instant response on every working day.

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 Period for Feedback

I need at least 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.