Psychosocial support for researchers at risk

Wednesday, Mar 10 2021 10:00 am

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Psychosocial support for researchers at risk
Date: 10 March, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CET (1 hour webinar); 11.05 to 12.00PM CET (55 mins follow up meeting)


  • To register for the 1 hour webinar, please click here
  • ​To register for the follow up meeting, please click here

The focus of this webinar will be on how organisations who are hosting or employing researchers at risk can best support them in the area of mental health and social wellbeing, mindful of the particular needs and challenges they face.
The target group for this webinar are staff from institutions and organisations who are involved in supporting the hosting/ employment of researchers at risk such as international offices, human resources, faculty, departments, institutes etc.

It is being organised in two parts; the first part (60 min) will include presentations from a panel of speakers and a questions and answers session. The second part will be a seperate 50 mins meeting which will consist of breakout discussions on a range of subtopics related to psychosocial support for researchers at risk with a plenary summary of issues and ideas from the breakout groups. The first part will be recorded, but the second part will not.

To register for the 1 hour webinar, please click here
To register for the follow up meeting, please click here

Topics to be covered include:

  • Mental health challenges for researchers at risk and cultural barriers to talking about it
  • How to identify, understand and help researchers with trauma from past experiences
  • Where researchers at risk can seek professional assistance
  • The importance of building social networks
  • The particular challenges relating to isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Discussion on steps to take for host institutions and organisations employing researchers at risk

The speakers for the 1 hour webinar are:

  • Ewing Amadi Salumu (Chair), UAF, the Netherlands
  • Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Olga Hünler, Freie Universität, Germany
  • Heike Berner, University of Cologne, Germany

We look forward to seeing you at these two events.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact