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Voices of Academia

Voices of Academia

By Emily King
Life in Academia is rewarding but it’s also frustratingly flawed. The Voices of Academia podcast will talk about all the things you thought you struggled with, alone. All the things you thought you had to hide. PhD Candidate, Emily King will share mental health and wellness stories of past and present researchers – be that team leaders, research assistants, postdocs, students or other researchers. You’ll realise that actually, you’re not alone. There’s a global community of researchers that want to talk honestly about how hard this is. And how it could be better.

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Navigating Invisible Disability | Syreeta Nolan
In this episode of Voices of Academia, Emily chats with undergraduate senior, Syreeta Nolan (@nolan_syreeta), about the mental health impacts of navigating disability within universities.  This episode is essentially distilled down into two parts - Entering and progressing in academia after a mental health crisis, and the mental health impacts of trying to be accepted as a person with disabilities within academia.  *trigger warning* - there is talk of suicide attempts, medical trauma, and rape.  Resources: Crip Camp – YouTube Kubler Ross – change curve https://www.blackinneuro.com/perspectives/i-am-black-and-disabled https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/11/12/could-disability-be-further-included-diversity-efforts Students with disabilities address the Board of the University of California for the first time to advocate for adjustments and support (includes personal stories) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBxKG2hpcWk&feature=youtu.be Alice Wong - Disability Visibility The Black Disability Framework #MyDisabilityMadeMeGoodAt and the inverse of #AbleismTellsMe #NEISvoid  The full transcript is available here For mental health support, please contact your GP or use the appropriate support for your country at https://checkpointorg.com/global/  Recorded 19/11/2020.  Sound: Mindset by Ketsa is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, available through Free Music Archive. If you're interested in being interviewed, please submit this brief form https://buff.ly/3ls24yT You can find out more about us at https://voicesofacademia.com/ and @academicvoices on Twitter.
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February 24, 2021
Why an academic mental health podcast? | VoA team
TW: Suicidal ideation In this episode, the Voices of Academia concept and the team are introduced. Academics Dr. Marissa Kate, Dr. Zoe Ayres, and Emily King (PhD loading) open up about why academic mental health advocacy is important to them and why it’s necessary. They also share some of their own wellness suggestions and how you can get involved with the blog or podcast. They also discuss: Some of the challenges of academia, including the pressure to publish Knowing the statistics can't prevent mental illness The power of personal mental health & wellness stories The physical side of mental illnesses often doesn't get talked about Benefits of social media for academic networking, validating experiences & support The academic culture to pretend "everything is ok" The Mental Health First Aid course The importance of supervisor wellness training and education  The importance of sleep For mental health support, please contact your GP or use the appropriate support for your country at https://checkpointorg.com/global/ Recorded 19/09/2020. Twitter contacts: Voices of Academic (@academicvoices), Dr. Marissa Kate (@DrMarissaKate), Dr. Zoe Ayres (@ZJAyres), and Emily King (@EKing_Sci) Website: www.voicesofacademia.com Full transcript: https://sonix.ai/r/CoCvSXHw1wsi4ERFfgPukHLK/share Sound: Mindset by Ketsa is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, available through Free Music Archive. 
37:05
February 10, 2021
Launching 2021: Voices of Academia
Are you an academic team leader, research assistant, postdoc, student or any other type of researcher? We want to hear from you.  Share your experience of mental health and wellness in academia. Help us normalise these conversations, explore different wellness strategies and encourage cultural change.  If you're interested in being interviewed, please submit this brief form https://buff.ly/3ls24yT You can find out more about us at https://voicesofacademia.com/ and @academicvoices on Twitter. 
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October 14, 2020