How to help your brain survive virtual work

How to help your brain survive virtual work

I’ve written about Zoom Gloom in a previous post (see here) but since issues with remote work are only getting worse, I believe it’s good to revisit that subject. A recent article in Nature revealed some depressing figures about academic burnout during the pandemic. Stress and anxiety, caused by remote…

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Phases of doctoral studies

Phases of doctoral studies

This is a Research Highlight, where I present published research on doctoral student wellbeing. In this Research Highlight I will dive into a recent article by Sverdlik and Hall (2020) on the different phases of doctoral studies and their impact on doctoral student wellbeing and motivation. The article builds on…

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New year, new routines

New year, new routines

As 2020 moves towards it’s final days, it’s not only time to say goodbye to one of the worst years in recent history, it’s also time to say goodbye to old work habits. Whether we like it or not, remote work has come to stay and we need to find…

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Don’t panic, just listen

Don’t panic, just listen

During these trying times, the support of colleagues, friends, and supervisors has become more important for wellbeing than ever. There’s been an increase in mental health issues around the world, but the resources to tackle these issues have not increased to a corresponding degree. People are left to their own…

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How to foster belongingness during remote work

How to foster belongingness during remote work

One of the most common issues doctoral researchers bring to my attention at the moment, is the lack of social gatherings and social support during these exceptional times. Fostering belongingness in academia can be difficult even if there isn’t an ongoing pandemic. But right now, it’s more important than ever….

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