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How to be a good supervisor: my top tips

Shaughnessy, Nicola (2019) How to be a good supervisor: my top tips. Theatre Topics, 29 (2). E9-E12. ISSN 1054-8378. E-ISSN 1086-3346. (doi:10.1353/tt.2019.0025) (KAR id:89744)


In this short overview I offer suggestions for making supervision engaging, enabling and inclusive. It's all about agency and helping students to develop the confidence to steer their research. The work of a research supervisor is rarely in the academic spotlight, but what we do can make a world of difference to a new generation of academics and practitioners. My research interests in autobiography, participatory arts, and mental health have attracted increasing numbers of postgraduate students who identify as neurodiverse, leading me to develop creative and interdisciplinary approaches to supervision. In this piece, I have identified eleven top tips that could be used with any student, particularly if they are encountering difficulties in their approach to research.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1353/tt.2019.0025
Uncontrolled keywords: postgraduate supervision
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Nicola Shaughnessy
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2021 14:08 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 04:43 UTC
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