BSRT Graduate School

Nikolaus Lecture 2021

Nikolaus Lecture 202112.11.2021 12:00 - 12:00 (Fri)
Nikolaus Lecture 202103.12.2021 16:45 - 17:45 (Fri)Desiree DickersonOnline
Title of Event: 
Desiree Dickerson: Mental health in science careers: well-being of young researchers
Optional or Mandatory: 
This course is optional for doctoral researchers at the BSRT






Nikolaus Lecture 2021


Friday, 3 December 2021 | 16:45 | Online

Desiree Dickerson

Host: BSRT Symposium 2021 Committee




Mental health in science careers:
well-being of young researchers



The challenges and struggles PhD students and young researchers experience during the different stages of their journey take a considerable toll on both mental health and general well-being. With its constant rollercoaster of emotions, a PhD is challenging at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. That is why, in this year´s Nikolaus lecture, we took the opportunity to raise awareness about the psychological strain of undertaking research and the coping mechanisms to ensure well-being during our journey. Desiree Dickerson is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the mental health and well-being of researchers and the academic community. Having worked as a researcher in New Zealand, Australia and Austria, Desiree now works globally with universities, lab groups, and academics in the pursuit of a healthier approach to research.


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