Remote doctoral supervision experiences: Challenges and affordances

Gina Wisker, Michelle K. McGinn, Søren S.E. Bengtsen, Irina Lokhtina, Faye He, Solveig Cornér, Shosh Leshem, Kelsey Inouye, Erika Löfström

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The global pandemic has forced academics to engage in remote doctoral supervision, and the need to understand this activity is greater than ever before. This contribution involved a cross-field review on remote supervision pertinent in the context of a global pandemic. We have utilised the results of an earlier study bringing a supervision model into a pandemic-perspective integrating studies published about and during the pandemic. We identified themes central to remote supervision along five theory-informed dimensions, namely intellectual/cognitive, instrumental, professional/technical, personal/emotional and ontological dimensions, and elaborate these in the light of the new reality of remote supervision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-623
Number of pages12
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number6
Early online date25 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • doctoral learning journeys model
  • Doctoral supervision
  • online supervision
  • remote supervision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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