Due to high demand, we are doing a follow-up webinar to the December 2, 2020 PRIDE webinar in which we explored the topic “Careers in academia: well-being and mental health of young researchers”. Both previous speakers are thankfully ready to join us again. The main goal of this webinar is to respond to the numerous questions raised during the first webinar and to engage in discussion with the PRIDE community.
This Online Event is organized by the Researcher Education and Careers Special Interest Group as Part of European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). The theme of the seminar is the Impact of the of the Pandemic on Researcher Experience.
On 2 December 2020 the PRIDE webinar explored the topic “Careers in academia: well-being and mental health of young researchers”. Interviewed by Lisette Schmidt, Gábor Kismihókis, expert in Researcher Career Management and chair of the recently started COST Action on Researcher Mental Health, and Desiree Dickerson, psychologist and experienced trainer, talk about difficult circumstances in academic life that challenge the well-being of young researchers.
Keeping in mind that existing research has consistently found mental and physical health concerns and high attrition rates among doctoral students (see Sverdlik, Anna, et al. 2018), the well-being of PhDs is quickly becoming a major concern in doctoral education at universities. Professionals in doctoral education are often the main drivers in bringing forward the topic at their institutions.
On 2 December 2020 the next PRIDE webinar will explore the topic “Careers in academia: well-being and mental health of young researchers”. Gábor Kismihókis, expert in Researcher Career Management and chair of the the recently started COST Action on Researcher Mental Health will discuss the following questions: Which factors of the labor market in academia challenge the well-being of young researchers? How will this labor market develop in future? Will we lose talented young people because a job in academia gets unattractive, also because it threatens well-being and mental health?