About Trust Me!

TrustMe!LOGO.pngTrust Me! is a set of research projects investigating the behaviours that are important in creating ‘quality’ doctoral supervision relationships. Phase one examined supervision narratives, and documented the relationship vulnerabilities and tensions in building trust (report in peer review). Phase two is a case study of PGR tutoring – what works in supporting doctoral researchers and supervisors to resolve a supervision issue.

This blog initially collected stories of supervisory relationships, and will now remain as a resource and blog designed to share research outcomes, opinions and resources for developing thinking and practice in research supervision.

Would you like to write for the Trust Me! blog?

Option 1:  A guest post on an issue in supervisor development. These are 700-1000 word pieces written by academic/researcher development professionals. The tone is informal, and practical, intended to be useful learning for supervisory practice, may be challenging, should be innovative. Please get in touch to discuss a piece from any angle or insight you find meaningful from your work.

Option 2: ‘Community Acuity’ blog posts are from supervisors, to supervisors. In 500 words, they share the thoughts, experiences and reflection of the highs and the challenges of supervising doctoral students.

This work was funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, and Dr Kay Guccione is the principal investigator. The project was granted ethical approval by the University of Sheffield on 11 May 2016.

The ongoing blog and growing resources are here. You can see the study information sheet here, and share your supervision experiences on this page. Comments are moderated so that we can ensure anonymity for everyone involved.