Managing mental health: dealing with imposter syndrome and more

About this video

A researcher’s job description is a busy one. As a researcher, you are expected to be a one-stop shop for everything. From highlighting a problem, researching it, offering solutions by writing a concise and publishable article, to promoting your research, the list goes on.

In order to do all of the activities listed above, one thing researchers often forget or ignore is to take care of their mental health. They often experience doubts about their capabilities and fall prey to imposter syndrome, which can lead to anxiety and depression.

In this webinar, Hugh Kearns, an internationally recognised speaker with expertise in self-management, positive psychology and work-life balance, will draw on latest psychology to look at evidence-based strategies you can use to stay well while you research. You will come away with the knowledge of sustainable and healthy work patterns, how to manage setbacks, a better understanding of imposter syndrome, and strategies to effectively deal with it. 

About the presenter

Hugh Kearns

Director of ThinkWell and lecturer and researcher at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, the UK, Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. He has published twelve books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.