P17 - Creating change - the role of a creative coach as co-supervisor

Day Day 1
Session Poster presentation
Start time 19:00
Code P17

Davina WhitnallResearcher Development Coordinator, University of Salford


Coaching in research is becoming increasingly popular. At The University of Salford, the role of a creative coach is being piloted, whereby each student has a creative coach co-supervisor in addition to their main supervisor. The scheme has been recently initiated as part of re-imagining the PhD and in response to creative approaches that have helped existing researchers.

There are clear benefits of a fully immersive creative environment and this poster explores these ideas and Salford's early stages of the pilot. The poster is an infographic and will be made available to participants who may wish to explore similar approaches at their home institution.