Voices for Well-being in Aquatic Sciences: Navigating the Uncertainties in Research

Voices for Well-being in Aquatic Sciences: Navigating the Uncertainties in Research

The ASLO Early Career Committee Presents:

Voices for Well-being in Aquatic Sciences: Navigating Uncertainties in Research

Please join the ASLO Early Career Committee (ECC) for their next installment in the “Voices for Well-Being in Aquatic Sciences” webinar series on Tuesday, 5 September 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT (14:00 – 15:30 UTC; 16:00 – 17:30 pm CEST). The session “Navigating Uncertainty in Research” will be led by Dr. Desiree Dickerson and will explore how to effectively manage the complexities of the contemporary research landscape.

Academic life is a precarious one for many. Contracts are short-term, mobility is expected, and the future feels outside of our control. We are forever facing new challenges and constant change. Arguably, that is part of what we love most about academia, the environment and our understanding are forever evolving (as they should). But over time, the uncertainty and instability of the situation can take a toll. Worry, doubt and fear can begin to settle in.

More about the session:

In this webinar, we will explore how to:

  • Give yourself permission (to be where you are and feel what you feel!)
  • Make micro-changes to maintain a solid emotional and mental foundation.
  • Navigate uncertainty and worry.
  • Recognize the controllable from the uncontrollable and learn where to spend your emotional and mental energy.
  • Fill your bucket when life is constantly emptying it.

Who is it for?

The workshop has been organized with early career researchers in mind, but the organizers warmly welcome anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.

When and where?

Tuesday, 5 September 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT (14:00 – 15:30 UTC; 16:00 – 17:30 pm CEST).

How do I sign up?

The workshop is free to attend, but requires registration. Please register using the form below:

More about our speaker, Dr. Desiree Dickerson

Desiree Dickerson PhD is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the mental health and well-being of researchers and the academic community. A former researcher in the neurosciences, Desiree works globally with universities, lab groups, and academics in the pursuit of a healthier, sustainable approach to research.

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