Resilient Researcher

Want to assist your HDR’s and ECR’s build their psychological wellbeing and confidence in their career?

Resilient Researcher Can Help.

Promoting psychological wellbeing and career confidence among emerging researchers

Experienced psychologist and career development specialist, Dr Shari Walsh, is passionate about enabling postgraduate and early career researchers to develop skills to manage issues that can impact research progression including

  • anxiety, stress and low mood
  • procrastination and perfectionism
  • communication and networking barriers
  • concern regarding career opportunities.

What is Resilient Researcher?

Resilient Researcher comprises a selection of workshops which can be run individually or combined into day programs in line with your institution’s requirements.  The workshops offer a practical framework for HDR’s and ECR’s to address the following key components integral to research success:

  • positive psychological wellbeing
  • effective communication skills
  • career development strategies.

Utilising evidence based psychological principles and a participant-centred approach, the workshops are based on co-operative, experiential learning principles and include:

  • explanation of theory and applications
  • facilitated discussions
  • fun, practical activities
  • skills to build and maintain functioning throughout the research program and beyond.

Resilient Researcher workshops are specifically tailored to meet the needs of your research cohort and institution’s requirements. Example workshops are overleaf and alternative workshops can be designed upon request.

Participant numbers are limited to 36 per workshop to maximise interaction and optimise learning outcomes.

About Dr Shari Walsh

Founder and director of Growth Psychology, Dr Shari Walsh has worked extensively with HDR candidates, supervisors and early career researchers in universities and private practice for more than ten years. She is highly experienced in counselling and designing and facilitating interactive workshops and seminar presentations to assist clients to enhance their life and career.

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To find out more about Resilient Researcher or to discuss the needs of your HDR or ECR cohort  - contact Shari at Growth Psychology.