‘Let’s talk about well-being!’: Fostering interdependence in doctoral communities

Elliot, D.L. , Swingler, M., Gardani, M. , Pacheco, E.-M. and Boyle, J. (2023) ‘Let’s talk about well-being!’: Fostering interdependence in doctoral communities. In: Cahusac de Caux, B., Pretorius, L. and Macaulay, L. (eds.) Research and Teaching in a Pandemic World: The Challenges of Establishing Academic Identities During Times of Crisis. Springer, pp. 481-496. ISBN 9789811977565 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-19-7757-2_32)

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The Ph.D. genre captures the complexity and plurality of practices generally confronting doctoral scholars, creating challenges and at times contributing to wellbeing concerns. The arrival of COVID-19 has exacerbated such challenges with its associated mandatory self-isolation and other imposed measures, leading to explicit and implicit impact on members of the doctoral community. This autoethnographic study draws upon the collective reflections of a group of researchers as they explored practical ways of fostering and supporting mental health and wellbeing within the doctoral community. Our study highlights three aspects for consideration: (a) a holistic understanding of doctoral wellbeing as key, (b) the interconnection between doctoral scholars’ and staff members’ well-being, and (c) communities serving as avenues to psychological wellness.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:eISBN: 9789811977572.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pacheco, Dr Emily-Marie and Elliot, Dr Dely and Gardani, Dr Maria and Boyle, Dr Jennifer and Swingler, Dr Maxine
Authors: Elliot, D.L., Swingler, M., Gardani, M., Pacheco, E.-M., and Boyle, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change

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