A4 - Considering Research Staff Well Being
Strand - Research staff.
Emma Day, Vitae,
Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden, Manager, Vitae South East Hub, University of Sussex
Considering Research Staff Well-Being
The importance of research staff well-being has never been clearer, however, in a pressured environment the well-being of individuals and teams is often overlooked. Providing opportunities and support for researchers to engage with their own well-being can have a positive effect on the individual’s personal and professional development, performance and health.
This session will consider well-being, drawing on experience gained through running a researcher well-being week at the University of Sussex. It will then ask participants to reflect on their own well-being in terms of protected characteristics, work life balance and satisfaction utilising the Every Researcher Counts six steps appraisal and reflection tool.
This session will cover:
Understanding the influence of well-being?
Case study example of one researcher well-being week
Understanding the protected characteristics
Individual reflection on our well-being and needs
An opportunity to mentor a participant on their needs
Information, interaction and discussion.
A greater awareness of well-being and its influence on individuals. Ideas about how to improve personal and institutional approaches to well-being. Knowledge of the protected characteristics, consideration of own needs and some ideas for how to improve.