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Physics, we need to talk about... Resilience & Wellbeing

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Join Strathclyde Physics', Equality, Diversity, Equity& Inclusion team (EDEI) for our next "Physics, we need to talk about..." event

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Keynote talk & panel discussion about Resilience & Wellbeing in Academia at all levels.

Discussion topics to include: work-life balance, dealing with failures & set-backs, mental health, culture of long working hours, holidays & breaks, presenteeism and much more.

6 months ago EDEI launched a new series of events named " Physics, we need to talk about...". These events hope to encourage thought & transparent discussion around cultural and social topics that influence equality, diversity, equity and inclusion in physics, the people behind the physics, and therefore the quality of science we do. We hope by having these honest conversations we contribute towards developing STEM in a positive, healthy and inclusive direction.

We hope you can join us on Wednesday 23rd October, 3pm-4:30pm in JA 317 for our next event on Resilience & Wellbeing in Academia.

Our keynote speaker is Dr Sara Shinton, Head of Researcher Development & Assistant Director at the Institute of Academic Development, University of Edinburgh.

Following our keynote, Dr Shinton will join a panel to discuss live questions from the audience & questions submitted anonymously in advance via the following link

( https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D6H2NKB)

Panelists include:

Colin Flynn - Wellbeing Manager, University of Strathclyde

Jan Lee - Organisational & Staff Development Unit Manager, University of Strathclyde

Dr Marco Reggiani - STEM Equals Research Associate, University of Strathclyde

Our panel will be moderated by Dr Jess Gagnon, STEM Equals Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde

Biographies

Dr Sara Shinton is the Head of Researcher Development and Assistant Director of the Institute for Academic Development. She has a particular interest in inclusive research cultures and collaboration. Her team delivers development programmes and opportunities for researchers at all career stages at The University of Edinburgh and she is Co-investigator on two EPSRC Inclusion Matters projects looking at gender inequality in big grant leadership and disability in science careers. She authored the Institute of Physics’ “Resilience Toolkit” in 2016 and organised the Universities’ Scotland Researcher Training Policy Forum “Supporting and Enhancing Researcher Mental Wellbeing in Scotland” in 2018. Sara founded the annual ScienceFestival 'Bang Goes the Borders' in 2011 and is a member of the Borders College Management board.

The STEM Equals project is a four year research and impact project focused on women and LGBT people in STEM in both academia and in industry. Through an intersectional lens, the project focuses on working cultures within higher education and industry, including better understanding the experiences of and addressing systemic inequalities faced by women and LGBT staff in STEM disciplines. The project industry partner is BAM Nuttall and the project is funded by EPSRC under the Inclusion Matters initiative, with matched funding from the University of Strathclyde. On Twitter @STEMEquals and, launching in October, our website will be: www.stemequals.ac.uk

Dr Jessica Gagnon is a STEM Equals Research Fellow. Jess is a sociologist of higher education and has worked in universities in the US and UK for 20 years. She has a track record of securing research funding and publishes widely around inequalities in higher education. In addition to her research, she has taught at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. Dr Gagnon has a PhD in Education and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Sussex, an MA in Higher Education from Santa Clara University, and a BA in English and Journalism from Framingham State University. She is a first-generation student from a working-class, single mother family.

Dr Marco Reggiani is a STEM Equals Research Associate. Previously, Marco has researched urban development and public life – particularly in the context of Japan. He has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, and a Master in Building and Architectural Engineering from the University of Bologna. In addition to his research, he has taught at the postgraduate level and worked as an architect. Marco is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and he has published and presented results of his work in a variety of international venues. He is a co-founder of the research and design collective Urban Research Table, and the author of Giappomania, an illustrated book about Japanese culture and lifestyle translated in four languages.

Jan Lee leads the Organisational and Staff Development Unit (OSDU) at Strathclyde. Jan’s background is in Human Resources and Equality and Diversity. She was the Equal Opportunities Officer for the University from 2003 until 2010. Prior to higher education she worked in social care and hospitality sectors. Jan is a qualified and accredited executive coach, a psychometric practitioner and a leadership development specialist.

Colin Flynn is the University of Strathclyde's Wellbeing Manager. Colin has had many careers over his life-time, all within the people industry. He was initially trained as a Community Education worker and then moved into Social Work as a group worker and then counsellor. He is now a Wellbeing Manager within the University of Strathclyde. He is passionate about mindfulness and wishes that everybody has an opportunity to learn and experience mindfulness and compassion. Colin is interested in positive psychology and is keen to develop a wellbeing and happiness programme that can be rolled out to the whole student community.

This event is funded by Department of Physics, Equality & Diversity and STEM Equals Project. Thank you for your support.

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