Wellbeing Working Group

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The Vitae Wellbeing Working Group identified three key areas in which to work:

  • mentoring 
  • supervisor training
  • the impact of the professional doctorate

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, the group was involved in the development of the "Wellbeing and Mental Health Lens on the Researcher Development Framework"Other outputs during that week, related to the Catalyst Funded projects.

In November 2020 the group held an event titled  Perspectives on researcher wellbeing and mental health: supervisors sharing ideas and making connections". Take a listen to the recording.

The group are planning an event around the professional doctorate and mental health in 2021. Look out for more details to be announced about this.

The members of this working group are:

  • Leticia Chico GenerosoHR Manager, Barcelona Institute of Science & Technology (BIST) ICIQ department
  • Jane Creaton - CHAIR, Reader in Higher Education, University of Portsmouth
  • Russell DelderfieldPostgraduate Researcher Development, University of Bradford
  • Claire FaichniePGR and Researcher Development Manager, University of Manchester
  • Christian Gilliam, Researcher Development Officer, University of Surrey
  • Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Head of Graduate School, University of West London
  • Ursula Hurley, Director of the Doctoral School, University of Salford
  • Charlotte JugginsPGR and ECR Student Experience Officer, University of Exeter
  • Yenn LeeDoctoral Training Advisor, School of Oriental and African Studies
  • Elaine McColl, PGR student coordinator, Newcastle University
  • Tina RamkalawanActing Head of Graduate School, Brunel University
  • Sarah Spencer, Careers Consultant, University of Sussex
  • Charlotte TaylorLecturer in Researcher Development, University of Worcester
  • Xing Wang, doctoral candidate, Loughborough University
  • Sue WilbrahamSenior Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria