19 January 2021, 9:00 - 10:00
As academics, we are very passionate about our work. Our research becomes our lifestyle where most of our waking hours are spent working on or thinking about, our research project and related tasks. While this can be extremely interesting and rewarding, it also leaves us more susceptible to high stress levels that are unsustainable and can lead to burnout. We will walk you through what burnout is, how to recognize the symptoms and contributors and ultimately, find balance in your career.
Cathy Sorbara is a neuroscientist and passionate about raising the voices of women. For 10 years she worked as a researcher in academia in Canada and Germany, studying neurodegenerative diseases. But when she moved to England, Cathy decided to explore a different path. She became Chief Operations Officer of a start-up company called Cheeky Scientist, a global professional network that helps PhDs see their value and find meaningful work outside of academia. Now she lives and works in the Netherlands where she continues to support academics by advocating for their mental health and wellbeing through her own company, Sorbara Consulting.