Doctoral supervisor or principal investigator

The CETL viewed doctoral supervisors and principal investigators as being key agents in improving the support given to research students and postdoctoral researchers who wish to pursue academic careers. The resources here are intended to be helpful to supervisors and PIs who wish to enhance their abilities to assist the potential future academics with whom they work.


Research Supervision website

Click below to access the Oxford Learning Institute’s Research Supervision website; a convenient resource for supervisors and other audiences, developed following discussions with Directors of Graduate Studies and supervisors about the developmental needs created by the changing context of doctoral education at Oxford.

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Apprise – CETL website for early career academics

ImageClick below for the Apprise website, developed from the results of research projects, funded by the CETL and carried out via the Centre’s Network of research-intensive universities. The research outputs have been remodeled as resources intended to be helpful for doctoral students.

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ImageOxford Divisional websites

Direct links to each University of Oxford Division’s own webpage.

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Other useful websites

Links to organisations with useful resources for Early Career Academics.

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ImageResearch Perspectives

CETL Director Lynn McAlpine’s article, The Next Generation of Social Scientists: Private and Public Discourses at Cross Purposes?

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Fixed-term researchers in the social sciences: Passionate investment yet marginalizing experiences

A journal link for an article by CETL Director Lynn McAlpine on the under-examined experienced of fixed-term researchers.

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