Posts tagged 'wellbeing'

Work Hard, Play Hard: Finding A Healthy Balance as a Scientist

Work Hard, Play Hard: Finding A Healthy Balance as a Scientist

Many scientists struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance and it can feel like a mission impossible. In this guest blog, Bregje Christiaenssen of the University of Antwerp shares some useful tips to help you maintain the right balance while having some fun along the way!

Under Pressure: Breaking Free from the Stress of Your PhD

Under Pressure: Breaking Free from the Stress of Your PhD

The pressure of a PhD can be all-consuming. As your thesis deadline looms, it’s easy to buckle under the strain of anxiety, imposter syndrome and outright exhaustion. Dr Noelia D Falcon, a senior research associate at the University of East Anglia, shares her experiences of coping with PhD pressure, and speaks openly about dealing with a period of grief during one of the most stressful times in her life.

Mental Health & Wellbeing for Scientists: Support Pack

Mental Health & Wellbeing for Scientists: Support Pack

Here are some resources that aim to support your mental health and wellbeing, wherever you are in your scientific career...

Dealing With Feelings Of Inadequacy During Your Research Career

Dealing With Feelings Of Inadequacy During Your Research Career

Feelings of inadequacy will affect most of us at some point in our lives, and the pressure of a PhD can trigger ‘imposter syndrome’ in even the most confident of researchers. Pearl Akazue, a PhD Fellow at the University of Ghana reflects on her first few days as a PhD student, and shares some valuable advice on overcoming negative feelings...

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Coping With Rejection

The Life Scientists’ Guide to Coping With Rejection

Most of us will face rejection at some stage in our careers, and while we can’t avoid it, we can choose how we cope with it. In our Life Scientist's Guide to Coping With Rejection, scientists from around the world share their experience of academic rejection, and how it ultimately shaped their careers...

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Resilience & Success In Science: A Researcher’s Perspective

Resilience & Success In Science: A Researcher’s Perspective

Rejected manuscript, failed experiment, rejected grant application...How can we build resilience as researchers, and turn adversity into advantage? Here, Dr Abiola Isawumi gives practical valuable advice on managing situations routinely faced by researchers...

Scientist Talks: Heema Vyas

Scientist Talks: Heema Vyas

Next up in our Scientist Talks video series, we chatted to Heema Vyas. Heema is a fourth-year PhD student at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in Australia. We spoke to Heema about her current research, her experience of managing her mental wellbeing during her PhD, and her advice for new PhD students when it comes to balancing mental health and wellbeing in the academic environment.

Building Resilience in Scientific Research & Academia

Building Resilience in Scientific Research & Academia

In a very simple approach, Dr. Enitome Bafor explains what resilience means to her and how through different setbacks, resilience can help you succeed in your research, and make progress despite the odds!

How To Manage The Expected Pace Of Work In Scientific Research

How To Manage The Expected Pace Of Work In Scientific Research

Technology enables researchers to be more efficient and more productive than ever before. But, is this actually good for science and good for us? Neuroscientist Dr Kate O’Neill explores these questions and shares her advice in this fascinating article.

Workplace Wellbeing For Life Scientists

Workplace Wellbeing For Life Scientists

There will be times when scientists feel stressed or overworked - and you don't need us to tell you that! However, it is important to recognise the impact your workplace can have on your wellbeing. Our guest bloggers Rachelle Balez and Heema Kumari Nilesh Vyas share with us some simple steps that can be implemented to enhance and promote workplace wellbeing for scientists.