WHAT DO DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS NEED TO FLOURISH?
Date: Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 1pm - 2:30pm
Speaker: Dr Paul Joseph-Richard
What do Doctoral Researchers Need to Flourish? The science of getting from where you are to where you want to be.
Dr Paul Joseph-Richard is a lecturer in Human Resource Management (HRM) at Ulster University Business School. His research seeks to extend our understanding of leadership development, programme evaluation, research-informed teaching, and doctoral researchers' development. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Certified Management and Business Educator.
Doctoral researchers’ wellbeing has become as an important area in doctoral education research, policy and practice. Recent research (Hazel et al. 2020; Nature, 2019; Evans et al. 2018) indicates that there has been an increase in mental health challenges faced by PhD students as they navigate “the traditionally isolated and highly competitive doctoral environment” (Pretorius, Macaulay & Cahusac de Caux, 2019, p. 289). In the literature, the majority of research focusses on non-completers who have given up their studies. However, in this presentation, Paul focuses on his research undertaken with successful PhD students and presents what helped them to complete their studies (McCray & Joseph-Richard, 2020; 2021). The content will include the stressors the doctoral students experienced, and how they learnt to cope with them, sustained their well-being and flourished during the Doctoral programme. As part of the session, Paul will identify four of the most well-established protective factors of resilience.
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