Dr Kay Guccione

This blog is edited by Dr Kay Guccione, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development at Glasgow Caledonian University. Kay is a National Teaching Fellow and a  Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, known for her work on developing academics through mentoring, peer-learning, tutoring and PhD supervision

Current Research

(1) How do graduates perceive the ‘value’ of their Doctorate, and what makes doing a PhD ‘worth it’ to the individual? – a 2019 collaboration with Dr Billy Bryanread our first paper here.

(2) Are you OK?’ Defining the support needs of the supervisors of international PGRs. A 2019 collaboration with Dr Chris Blackmore, Dr Dely Elliot, Dr Rob Daley and Sally Ohlsen.

(3) Cultural tensions in the enactment of an ‘Ethical Researcher’ identity in PGRs – 2019 a collaboration with Dr Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt

(4) Defining the boundaries of PGR-Peer Mentoring for researcher wellbeing – a 2018 collaboration with Dr Chris Blackmore, Senior University Teacher in Mental Health – funded by the Senate Fellows’ Fund

(5) The ‘original contribution’ early career researchers make to PhD supervision. A model for learning to supervise through a Thesis Mentoring programme.