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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 February, 2019

Managing rejection in academic publishing: 5 stages of grief

It’s normal to become discouraged when your academic work gets turned down by a target journal. A way to manage academic rejection is to think about the Kübler-Ross model for the five stages of grief, but for academic publishing.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 12 January, 2021

A clinical psychologist discusses: Facts you never knew about Mental Health in Academia

As a clinical psychologist who obtained my degree while working a full-time day job and is now working part-time in career coaching while devoting rest of my time to paper-writing endeavours, I have seen both sides of the coin. And that coin is made of pressure, competition, rejections, unstable work environments, poorly paid temporary jobs, conflicting and competing work demands and a working culture that rewards working around the clock.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 March, 2021

Bitesize webinar: Researcher Mental Health - Module 1 - Researcher wellbeing

Researcher wellbeing and mental health awareness have been a hot topic in academia and among research policy officers. In Module 1 of this course on Researcher Mental Health, we focus on Researcher wellbeing. Tune in to our bitesize webinar to learn more.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 March, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Researcher Mental Health - Module 2 - Let's talk about anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression are sometimes normal reactions to life situations like stress or when we experience loss. In module 2, we talk about how anxiety and depression affect academia and how we need to tackle it. Tune in to our bitesize webinar to learn more.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 March, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Researcher Mental Health - Module 3 - Let's talk about imposter experiences

Scientists and academicians are sometimes vulnerable to the "imposter syndrome or imposter phenomenon". They start to have difficulties in internalizing their own success. Module 3 talks about what impostor syndrome/phenomenon/experience is and what it's not. Tune in to our bitesize webinar to learn more.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 09 March, 2021

Bitesize Webinar: Researcher Mental Health - Module 4 - Tackling the imposter experience and other insecurities

In module 4 we talk about behaviours that maintain the impostor experience and the tools that can be used to tackle insecurities and deal with IP.

 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 March, 2021

A clinical psychologist explains: Imposter Syndrome in academia

Imposter Syndrome is the feeling that you are not good at your role, that you are an imposter and have only achieved your status and role via default when other colleagues are much more experienced and knowledgeable than you. However, rather than a syndrome, it is an experience or a phenomenon. A clinical psychologist elaborates in this article.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 18 March, 2021

What to do when you Lose the Motivation to Complete your PhD

It is not unusual for PhD candidates to sometimes feel so overwhelmed and demotivated that they feel unable to continue with their research. If you find yourself in this state, take comfort in that fact that you are not alone. Also, take heart that there are ways of dealing with these blocks and stressors that can help you begin to feel better about your research again. This article provides some suggestions for reviving your PhD mojo.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 27 April, 2021

Managing your time as a researcher

The demands of a PhD can often feel overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to hear of doctoral students being stressed and overworked.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 27 April, 2021

Engaging with your academic Community for improved Mental Health

Researcher engagement with their academic community is an essential component in their wellbeing and mental health. This article discusses ways in which researchers can interact with their community.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 02 August, 2021

Four myths about doing a PhD

There are many popular but untrue myths floating around the academic community about what the PhD experience actually entails. In this article, we’ll visit and redress four common misconceptions about doing a PhD.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 05 August, 2021

Managing your Mental Health as a PhD Student

As a PhD student, you are under a lot of pressure. You’ve got a lot to do, but you don’t always have the support you need. It’s no surprise that anxiety and depression are common among PhD students. While there’s no magic bullet, there are things you can do to help look after your mental health.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 21 December, 2021

Dealing with Presenteeism and Peer Pressure in research and academia

Presenteeism is the practice of working through periods of physical or mental illness. Presenteeism and peer pressure go hand in hand. This article discusses the issues of presenteeism and peer pressure in research and academia and shares suggestions for dealing with them.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 March, 2022

WEBINAR: How Researcher Wellbeing is Essential for Researcher Success

In this webinar, held to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, a researcher and an academic trainer discuss the importance of researcher wellbeing and mental health for researcher success.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 05 April, 2022

Dealing with a Difficult Supervisor in research and academia

To many early-career researchers, their supervisor can appear difficult or unprofessional to deal with. This article discusses how you can deal with these situations.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 07 May, 2022

Removing the Stigma around Mental Health in academia

Academia, being the demanding and stressful environment that it is, can take a particularly immense toll on a researcher’s mental health, which can sometimes be difficult to address. This could be due to a number of reasons, but it’s time for us to reappraise academia’s relationship with mental health and openly approach these very real problems.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 May, 2022

Practising Self-Care as a Researcher

Academia can be a relentless environment. As a researcher, you encounter major stressors, which can take their toll over time. It is therefore especially important for you to take care of yourself.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 May, 2022

Developing a Healthy, Productive Working Relationship with your Supervisor/Principal Investigator

It is extremely important that you set realistic expectations and standards with your supervisor/advisor/principal investigator (PI). Here are some things to consider for cultivating a healthy and productive working relationship with your supervisor/PI.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 25 May, 2022

Making Healthy, Positive Use of Social Media in Academia

There has been an exponential increase in the use of social media in recent years. However, while there is often a positive sense of community to be had, it can be equally toxic and destructive. This article outlines some practical steps you can take to ensure healthy, positive use of social media as a researcher/academic.

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