UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisors: Congratulations







Congratulations to the following doctoral supervisors who have successfully gained UKCGE (UK Council for Graduate Education) Recognised Research Supervisor status:

  • Dr Lyle Skains (FMC)
  • Dr Fiona Cownie (FMC)
  • Dr Kaouther Kooli (BUBS)
  • Dr Mark Readman (FMC)
  • Dr  Xiaosong Yang (FMC)
  • Dr Geli Roushan (FLIE)

These individuals join 9 other colleagues from across BU (BUBS (1); FHSS (7); FST (1)) who have already gained this national recognition for their doctoral supervision. To submit the portfolio, you must have at least one doctoral completion.

There are opportunities for anyone who has experience of doctoral supervision to find out more at forthcoming Doctoral College Supervisory Lunch Bites on Wednesday 2 March and Monday 16 May. These sessions provide an introduction to the UKCGE’s Good Supervisory Practice Framework and the Research Supervision Recognition Programme which allows established supervisors to gain recognition for this challenging, but rewarding, role. Staff attending the sessions will be able to:

  • use the Framework to navigate the wide-ranging, highly complex and demanding set of roles that modern research supervisors must undertake to perform the role effectively
  • reflect on their own practice, compared to a benchmark of good practice
  • identify strengths and weaknesses and build upon the former and address the latter with targeted professional development
  • work towards recognition of their expertise by a national body.

These sessions will be led by Dr Martyn Polkinghorne, UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor; BUBS: Principal Academic; FLIE: Education Excellence Theme Leader; TeachBU: Academic Lead. Dr Polkinghorne is a national reviewer for the scheme on behalf of UKCGE.

The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences is also running 3 sessions to support staff in reflecting upon their practice, and build in underpinning evidence. This open to staff from all faculties to find about the scheme and start to think about the different components. Further details can be found here.