We will help you to identify primary and secondary supervisors for your project. Collaborating with a wide range of supervisors is positively encouraged by the Board and the MRF/MRC.
A basic scientist or non-psychiatrist clinician will usually be appointed as your primary PhD supervisor. These will typically be world-leading scientists, who are members of collaborative Institutes/Centres.
Your secondary supervisor will typically be another scientist, or a research psychiatrist, potentially in another location.
Many options for movement and crossover between centres and supervisors will arise naturally for PsySTAR trainees. Fellows will have the opportunity to forge new links and collaborations in keeping with their own interests during their discussions with the array of potential supervisors.
We expect that many PsySTAR trainees will work with two scientists in two different cities, and we will do everything we can to help them to do so, to maximise the scientific exposure, the breadth of the advice obtained, and to optimise the training experience.
Projects could include an even wider distribution of supervisors.
This article was published on Oct 5, 2011