Professor Adam Joinson initially attracted me to the School of Management and the Information, Decisions and Operations (IDO) Division. With an idea for a PhD proposal in mind, I saw Adam on Twitter talking about subjects and topics that matched my research interests. Because of this, I approached him to discuss my idea. As luck would have it, a PhD studentship was available, and Adam is now my supervisor.
Adam and I have a great relationship, and I enjoy the freedom I’m given. I don’t need to be at my desk nine to five and instead have a flexible approach, where I often work from home or from cafés. Having worked remotely before, this is what I’m used to, but it still shows the trust Adam and IDO have in me.
We meet regularly to catch up on my work and I always feel like I take lots away from these meetings. If I’ve been struggling with an idea or have reached a point where I’m stuck, Adam always has advice. Knowing this is really helpful.