Co-writing – creating shared experiences and supportive environments

Many doctoral students face feelings of loneliness during their doctoral studies. This issue might have been even further exacerbated by the social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. I hear about doctoral students that have been left to their own devices during lock down, with no support from their supervisor…

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“I’ll do it tomorrow” – procrastination in doctoral studies

While talking to doctoral students about self-leadership the other day, one student brought up the topic of procrastination. As this is an important topic, that many struggle with, especially during remote work, I thought a blog post would be in order. What makes procrastination so prevalent in academia? The academic…

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Impostor syndrome, belongingness and wellbeing in academia

This is a Research Highlight, where I present published research on doctoral student wellbeing. A recent article by Sverdlik, Hall and McAlpine examined the effect of integration into the scholarly community and perceptions of self-worth on the wellbeing of doctoral students. So, in essence, they were looking at impostor syndrome…

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