Anne Lee has spent the last two years, with her co-editor Rob Bongaardt, collecting data from those involved in doctoral research from around the world. As a result of this collaboration with over 50 authors they have published The Future of Doctoral Research. Challenges and Opportunities. Much of the original research was carried out just before the pandemic. Anne will outline some of the main results of this work and begin to examine it through the lens of a world engulfed in a major health crisis.
Anne has conducted research into effective supervision and led programmes and seminars for supervisors and research students in the UK, USA and in northern Europe. Her book Successful Research Supervision (2011) has been widely used in Doctoral Colleges, Graduate Schools and by Supervisors. Her recent research with the University of Bristol has focussed on the challenges facing doctoral supervisors in different disciplines.