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AuthorAID Webinar: Wellbeing in academia, support systems and the experiences of early-career researchers

By AuthorAID Team | Nov. 11, 2020  | None  | Event

About this event:  

Join AuthorAID for an open discussion about how to nurture wellbeing within academia. In 2020, as we negotiate the impact of a global pandemic, this has become more important than ever. Joined by members of the global AuthorAID community, our key speakers will share experiences and explore how to access and create effective support systems.  

Join us on 17 November at 10:00 GMT and register here to save your place.

If you register for this event you can also choose to be entered into a prize draw to receive a copy of Dr Boyton’s new book Being Well in Academia: ways to feel stronger, safer and more connected. 

Instructions for joining this Zoom webinar will be made available nearer the date, and a recording will be made available to registrants after the event.  


Event chair:

Zainab Yunusa-Kaltungo - Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe, Nigeria - Dr Zainab Yunusa-Kaltungo is a plastic surgeon, the former chairman of the medical advisory committee (CMAC) and former Clinical Governance lead of the patient safety project at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe in north-east Nigeria. Zainab has been a guest facilitator on several AuthorAID online courses. She will be moderating this event. 


Keynote Speakers:

Abimbola Abdurrahman Lekki, co-admin at Doing a PhD in Africa (DAPIA) - Abimbola is a PhD student at UNISA and co-admin at DAPIA. DAPIA is a hub, network, and safe space for early career doctoral scholars working in Africa. It is driven by the needs and interests of its community, sharing information on courses and scholarships, collating knowledge sources, enhancing professional skills, and providing a platform for peer support and collaborations.  

Twitter: @PhDinAfrica  Join the Mailing List: communications@doingaphdinafrica.org 

Petra Boynton, “agony aunt” and Social Psychologist working in international healthcare research - Petra is a consultant for universities, charities, and other organisations to ensure research is safe, effective and ethical, and mental health prioritised. She has recently published a self-help book for anyone working or studying in academia called "Being Well In Academia: ways to feel stronger, safer and more connected" (Routledge). Petra also writes an advice column for the Telegraph newspaper in the UK. 

Twitter: @drpetra Instagram: @petraboynton 

Nathasia Muwanigwa and Nataša Lazarević, co-founders of Visibility STEM Africa - Visibility STEM Africa (VSA) is an initiative which aims to create an equitable, empowering and inclusive global network which supports and prepares Africans in STEM for a changing world that requires creative and global solutions. Nathasia Muwanigwa and Nataša Lazarevic are the co-founders of VSA and are both PhD researchers in STEM. Nathasia is a neurobiologist at the University of Luxembourg and Nataša digital health technologist at the University of Sydney. 

Twitter: @ViSTEM_Africa Website: www.visibilitystemafrica.com Nathasia's twitter: @Tasia1409 Natasa's twitter: @NataLazzza


Contributors from the AuthorAID community…. 

Professor Richard de Grijs - Associate Dean, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 

Dr Dilshani Dissanayake - Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Buna Bhandari – Current PhD student, University of New South Wales, Australia 


About AuthorAID  

AuthorAID is a free pioneering global network that provides support, mentoring, resources, and training for researchers in low- and middle-income countries. Find out more: https://www.authoraid.info/en/about/  


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