This blog is edited by Dr Kay Guccione (@kayguccione) and (@supervisingPhDs), 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 in mentoring and PhD supervision. Kay also co-edits the Hidden Curriculum in Doctoral Education blog, and the Journal of Imaginary Research.
Kay is collaborating with the ‘Are you OK’ team, on a Supervisor Toolkit for supporting PGR mental health, find it here.
And 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
Current Research Projects
- Becoming ‘independent’ researchers through the Hidden Curriculum. A collaboration with Dr Søren Bengtsen and Dr Dely Elliot.
- 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 – read our first paper here.
- 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
- The ‘original contribution’ early career researchers (postdocs) make to PhD supervision. A model for learning to supervise through a Thesis Mentoring programme.
- Are you OK?’ Defining the support needs of the supervisors of international PGRs. A collaboration with Dr Chris Blackmore, Dr Dely Elliot, Dr Rob Daley and Sally Ohlsen. Funded by UKCISA and Winner of the Paul Webley Award for Innovation in International Education. See our research report below, and find the supervisor toolkit here.