A healthy work-life balance

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For Professor Christine L. Mummery, a 14-hour work day is not unusual, but the Professor of Developmental Biology and mother-of-three is content with her work-life balance. In this video, she explains how she has achieved this happy equilibrium so she can continue to “work and play hard”. Professor Mummery shares some of the lessons she has learned along the way; points covered include the best time to backpack, advice on working while on maternity leave, and the opportunities overseas conferences can offer. She also touches on the challenges young researchers face today as they struggle to find permanent roles.

You’ll come away reassured that it is possible to juggle the demands of work with a private life, and some practical tips to help you achieve your goals.

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Christine L. Mummery
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Professor of Developmental Biology and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center

Christine L. Mummery, PhD, Professor of Developmental Biology and Head of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Centre, reveals how she maintains a healthy work-life balance as a scientist and mother of three.

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