Dr Kay Guccione

This blog is edited by Dr Kay Guccione (@kayguccione) and (@supervisingPhDs), Head of Research Culture and Researcher Development at the University of Glasgow. Kay is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, known for her work in research mentoring and PhD supervision. Kay also co-edits the Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education blog, and the Journal of Imaginary Research. Kay is working with Dr Jon Rainford on a forthcoming book published by Palgrave, Thriving in Part-Time Doctoral Study

Read my Books, Articles and Research Reports

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. How is ‘researcher independence’ developed through the Hidden Curriculum. A collaboration with Dr Søren Bengtsen and Dr Dely Elliot.
  2. How do graduates perceive the ‘value’ of their Doctorate, and what makes doing a PhD ‘worth it’ to the individual? – a collaboration with Dr Billy Bryan
  3. Defining the boundaries of PGR-Peer Mentoring – a collaboration with Dr Chris Blackmore, Senior University Teacher in Mental Health – funded by the Senate Fellows’ Fund
  4. The ‘original contribution’ Research Staff (postdocs) make to PhD supervision. A model for learning to supervise through a Thesis Mentoring programme.

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