Research Division

Building Better Relationships (For HDR's - Hobart)


4th Jun 2019 1:30pm-3:30pm


Researcher Development and Human Resources are very pleased to be welcoming visiting UK scholar, Dr Kay Guccione to the University of Tasmania. Dr Guccione is a specialist in supervision, tutoring and mentoring, teaching people how to build trust and alliance in educational relationships, aiming to develop a coaching skill-set as part of the academic repertoire. She is offering a program of workshops during her visit and the following is specifically targeted to HDR candidates.


Law Seminar Room 132, Law Building, Sandy Bay

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Building Better Relationships

A lot of the literature on PhD success names a good supervision relationship as being important for success. So how can we influence the quality of these relationships from our student position? Data gathered from a research study into HDR student-supervisor relationships informs this session, as well as drawing on the literature on trust building at work. We will look at what makes someone trustworthy, and how we can cultivate trust, by building professional relationships. The session acknowledges and builds on the pre-existing supervision experiences of participants and offers a chance to reflect on what is working and what could be changed for the better. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Review the concept of trust as an indicator of good staff-student relationships;
  • Use a framework of trust to think about the utility of this in their own supervision relationships;
  • Discuss the specific behaviours they can employ to building trust with their supervisors.


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