Wellbeing and Mental Health Working Group

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The Vitae Mental Health and Wellbeing Working Group has identified three key areas in which to work:

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

At the Vitae conference in September, members of the group had the opportunity to meet and discuss options for how they could make an impact. From that meeting, the working group have decided they would like to hold an event in one or two of these areas during 2020, the first of which will be around examining the impact of the professional doctorate. This event will be hosted by Portsmouth University, with more details to follow in due course.

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
  • Jaser Rahaman, doctoral candidate, Liverpool John Moores 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