Staying a productive, sane and sociable researcher is no mean feat, says Charlotte Morris, in this article.
Morris talks about increasing expectations, from attaining a PhD to teaching to publishing papers, while research jobs are hard to get. The reason many researchers endure this is passion. Morris explains how these factors work together and can lead to burn out.
“With all these potential stress factors, it is essential to manage your wellbeing – not isolating yourself, neglecting your health or risking burnout is a good start.
There is also lots of things that academic establishments can do to nurture researcher wellbeing through fostering supportive communities, delivering comprehensive training, offering targeted support and ensuring researchers feel valued as an integral part of their institution.”
Read the article here.