…a little bit about me.


I am Dr. Geof Hill.

I work at a university helping university academics who are supervising research students. I am a research supervisor myself.

This blog is intended to share some of the experiences I have as a research supervisor to encourage other supervisors to share their practice.

In my work helping research supervisors I have learned that most people come into this particular academic practice strongly influenced by the ways in which they were supervised. Sometimes it involves adopting what you have observed from your own research supervisor and at other times you are adamant that you will supervise very differently from the ways in which you were supervised.

I have developed my own framework for investigating research supervision. The theory behind this framework is documented in a chapter from a book  edited by Kumar, V & Lee, A Connecting the Local, Regional and International in Doctoral Education, Serdang, Universiti Putra Malaysia Press. http://www.otago.ac.nz/research/graduate/otago029654.pdf

I regularly take coffee at Costas on both the Birmingham City University campuses. If you see me there and you want to chat about research supervision, by all means introduce yourself. Many of the blogs on this site have originated in such informal meetings

Geof Hill-2007


4 Responses to …a little bit about me.

  1. Greanious Alfred Mavondo says:

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I have found this information very valuable as it exposes my own short comings and strengths. I have not realised that research supervision is such a big topic and can be investigated like any research problem. Going through your writings has allowed me to see how best I can help my students in their research and how I can also grow in this realm.
    Thank you once again.
    Mavondo Greanious Alfred (greanious.mavondo@nust.ac.zw)

  2. Yeshi Wangchuk(PCB-pce1202650) says:

    good contents…….

  3. Greetings. Thank you for creating this blog. What is your opinion of the RSD Framework (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rsd/)?

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