Research Supervision: The good, the bad and the ugly

A School of education seminar presented on March 29th, 2017 by Marg Rogers-Baber, Marty Scmude, Jo Bird, Rachael Adlington and Sue Gregory

As academics we contribute to and are moulded by influences within and beyond the academy. There are broad economic, political and intellectual agendas that shape the ways in which academic knowledge is produced and exchanged (Lee & Aitchison, 2009). Higher Degree Research (HDR) supervision practices impact research practices, forms of knowledge production and subjectivities of graduates. Research supervision is therefore a complex process and through it candidates are formed as particular kinds of selves in terms of their identities, skills, capabilities and dispositions (Lee & Boud, 2009) .