Excellent PhD Supervision

The School of East Asian Studies takes pride in its dedication to support and nurture PhD students through their studies. Last year Dr Mark Pendleton was recognised as a Dedicated Outstanding Thesis Mentor for the third successive cycle and this year we are very proud to announce that Dr Kate Taylor-Jones and Professor Katherine Morton have been nominated by doctoral students in recognition of good all-round supervision that has really made a difference to doctoral students through the University’s SuperVisionaries initiative.

The SuperVisionaries Initiative gives doctoral students to opportunity to share the impact supervision has had on their lives and aims to celebrate the great supervision going on across the university. The Initiative is not competitive, there are no shortlists, and no awards, it is a simply way to celebrate and say thank you to all the supervisors across the University doing an amazing job

Student testimonials

Kate Taylor-Jones

Kate Taylor-Jones"This application has been written by two students because we believe that our supervisor has supported us both so much throughout our PhDs so far. Kate is such a brilliant supervisor because she always makes time for us. She is ever-thoughtful, whether this is through sharing with us interesting finds for our project; ensuring our wellbeing, and meticulously helping us in the areas where we struggle most. There isn’t a week that goes by where her wise advice isn’t sought. Kate continues to open up our world to its possibilities, for which we are tremendously grateful. Thank you, Kate!"

Katherine Morton

Katherine Morton"My supervisor is talented, both as a specialist in her field of expertise and as a human being, because she displays intellectual abilities and emotional intelligence. Thanks to her patience and listening skills, she excels in getting the best out of people. I am indeed grateful as she is always providing me with invaluable guidance, steering me in the right direction, whilst never adding unnecessary stress despite a stressful academic environment. My supervisor is nudging me to get the best results without making me feeling coerced. This fits my personality and work habits; this uncommon smart behaviour is greatly appreciated."

Read all the student testimonials about their supervision experiences at Sheffield