Finding a supervisor or mentor - Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Queensland Health
Finding a Supervisor or Mentor
When starting out on a research journey, a research mentor or supervisor can provide support and assistance in navigating various research processes and procedures. Consider what type of support and assistance you need:
- To advise about the content of my research?
- To help me with the processes of research?
- To formally supervise my project as part of my qualifications?
Metro South and CFAHR have a number of experienced researchers who may be able to supervise or mentor. Complete a Research Help Request.
CFAHR is guided by the following principles of mentoring:
1. foster independence
2. encourage critical thinking
3. use positive approaches
4. mutual respect
||Benefits for Mentor
||Benefits for Mentee
|The mentor holds greater knowledge, experience and competence
||Increased confidence and personal satisfaction
||Receive guidance, support and feedback
Enhanced sense of security and reduced stress
|Mentorship is a teaching-learning process
||Learning from mentees about new information and trends
||Skill and knowledge development
|Mentorship involves reciprocal roles
Contribution to the field and next generation
|Leadership skills development
|Mentorship fosters career development
||Enhanced managerial and leadership skills
Enhanced research career opportunities and satisfaction
|Mentorship fosters further mentorship
||Inspiration to mentor others from the effect of interaction with an enthusiastic mentee
||More likely to want to be a mentor for others
Mentoring tools and templates
Last updated: 15 July 2014