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Professor Kevin Paterson

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Prof Kevin Paterson
University of Leicester
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Who is your scientific inspiration and why?
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, goal-driven, and student-centred

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

We will tailor the training to your specific needs. Our aim will be to equip you with the skills required to develop as an independent researcher. This will include learning skills in experimental design and analysis, learning how to operate eye-tracking and EEG systems to conduct co-registration experiments, and training in data-handling and the use of leading-edge statistical methods. We’ll also coach you in presenting your work effectively at workshop and conferences.

Progression monitoring and management:

We would meet at least once a fortnight to discuss ideas and progress, and work together to set goals.

Communication:

My door is always open to discuss problems or research ideas. Our group also has frequent team meetings, online and in person, where you can discuss ideas and gain feedback and support.

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 month

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?

Work in my lab requires being present on site during core hours, depending on when participants are available to take part in experiments.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

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