Doctoral supervision with colleagues

Baguley, Margaret and Kerby, Martin and Barton, Georgina (2018) Doctoral supervision with colleagues. In: Postgraduate education in higher education. University Development and Administration. Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 409-423. ISBN 978-981-10-5247-7


The doctoral supervision of an academic colleague when both are employed in the same university has attracted limited research. In contrast, there is a plethora
of research on a range of aspects related to doctoral supervision including processes associated with doctoral supervision, guidance for the doctoral supervisor,
and the relationship between the doctoral supervisor and candidate. The completion of a doctorate is a substantial investment by both the candidate and the university and is brought into even sharper focus if the candidate is also an employee at the same university. Though each of the parties is driven by different agendas, they share a common interest in the successful completion of the
doctorate. This may place additional pressure on the candidate and supervisor, particularly in relation to their professional credibility and career trajectory.

This chapter draws from previous research conducted by the authors’ into this complex relationship and presents a number of recommendations to inform best practice. These recommendations have been drawn from the research participants, literature, and the authors’ experiences as doctoral candidates and doctoral supervisors for colleagues. The first section discusses important issues related to the area of colleague doctoral supervision. The following section identifies a series of recommendations concerning colleague doctoral supervision for the various stakeholders. The final section offers a blueprint for those tasked with formalizing this potential complex relationship.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 03:06
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 05:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: doctoral supervision, colleague, supervisor, university sector, university policy
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0468-1_17-1

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