Supervisors and projects
The IIB supervisor pool will be over 50 senior investigators, early career researchers (ECR) and international supervisors from collaborating institutions.
To provide the highest level of support and training, we offer a co-supervisory model, with every student mentored across disciplinary and/or international boundaries.
Primary supervisors will be established infectious disease researchers with substantial funding and training records, and students will join well resourced laboratories with post-doctoral and senior research staff offering inbuilt technical expertise and day-to-day support.
Each student will have a dedicated thesis committee composed of their primary and co-supervisors and two additional ‘assessors’, inclusive of a management team member. The assessors provide independent assessment and pastoral care, and can feed back on supervisor performance.
Thesis committees will be gender balanced and inclusive of ECRs providing fresh, diverse perspectives. Students will meet assessors, independently of their supervisors quarterly, with flexible additional meetings as required. Based on UoG best-practice, a formal annual review will be completed, including reports from the student, supervisors, and assessors and overseen by the local PGR convenor.
Many of our supervisors also have backgrounds in human clinical or veterinary medicine (Emma Thomson, Hugh Willison, José Penades, Massimo Palmarini, Sarah Cleaveland) and have extensive experience in field-related work (Sarah Cleaveland, Dan Haydon, Dan Streicker, Annette MacLeod).
Early Career Researchers will Co-Supervise PhD projects:
Co-Supervisors with expertise in fields outside infectious disease include:
In addition, PhD students may select Co-Supervisors at overseas partner institutions, including Mia Crampin, Henry Mwandumba, Karl Seydel (all in Malawi), Frances Ndungu (Kenya), Matthew Cotten, Alison Elliott (both Uganda) and Markus Meissner (Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich).