I have written a short blog for Supervising PGRs on the challenges of supervising PhD researchers during the pandemic. The key takeaway is the need for supervisors to be kind, supportive and responsive to PGRs during a time in which we are all experiencing stress and anxiety. Many thanks to Kay Guccione for the opportunity. Please do check out her other work on mentoring, which i have found incredibly helpful in the past.
The post can be read here
I am delighted to report that I have been recognised as a Dedicated Outstanding Mentor by the University of Sheffield’s Research and Innovation Services. One of my mentee (very kindly!) wrote this about my mentoring skills:
“It made me reflect on my options and I feel that now I have agreed formal timelines, I am more likely to action my ambition to be a P.I on a project, sooner. I think it is reasonable to say that I would have applied to be a P.I at some point, but feel the support has really pushed me on, and also helped me realise that there are other options open to me.”
Thanks to all of my mentees and Dr. Kay Guccione (who leads the Research Staff Mentoring Scheme) for their very positive feedback and support- very much appreciated!