HDR Supervisor of the Month

To recognise good practice in ANU Higher Degree Research (HDR) supervision, we have introduced the HDR Supervisor of the Month Award.

All HDR supervisors, conveners, administrators, or anyone else who works to support HDR are eligible to be nominated.

The winner will receive ANU-wide recognition.

Nominations are now open to all staff and HDR students. Nomination involves completion of the simple HDR Supervisor of the Month – Nomination Form.

Current HDR Supervisor of the Month awardee

November 2020

Patrick Kluth

Associate Professor Patrick Kluth
Associate Director HDR
Research School of Physics
ANU College of Science

Patrick’s supervisory approach:
“HDR students are the backbone of our research activities. A highlight of my day is the many formal and informal discussions I have with my students about our research. I have an open door (or Zoom!) policy and am always learning from my students. It is very satisfying to see the students grow in their independence and confidence. In many ways, I see my students as colleagues working on the same research team. I really value collaborations and teamwork, honest feedback (from all sides) and the willingness to embrace failure. We learn so much more from the things that go wrong than from the things that work. As Thomas Watson Jr. (IBM president) said: “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.””

Find out more about Patrick’s work by visiting Patrick's profile webpage on the Researchers website.