Mental health in academia

External Event - 9th Oct 2020

Online event on Twitter

Date - Friday 9 October at 7:00 AM [PDT] | 10:00 AM [EDT] | 3:00 PM [BST]


  • Nathasia Muwanigwa (@Tasia1409) | PhD candidate in neurobiology (University of Luxembourg)
  • Dani Beck (@_DaniBeck) | PhD candidate in neuroscience (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Nii Addy (@DrNiiAddy) | Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Yale School of Medicine, CT, USA)
  • Jack Gilbert (@gilbertjacka) | Professor in Pediatrics and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego, CA, USA)
  • Fay Lin (@xiaofei_lin) | PhD candidate in biochemistry (University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA)



To mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2020), we are hosting a Twitter chat on mental health in academia with our sister site, BioTechniques. Follow the discussion, share your thoughts and ask your own questions by using the #TalkMentalHealthSTEM hashtag on Twitter. 

Some questions include: how can institutions, lab heads and lecturers promote mental wellbeing? What pressures do PhD students face? What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on mental health, and what can we take away from this? Join us for an open conversation surrounding mental health in academia.

Join our multidisciplinary panel as they discuss these questions and more on.

For more information, click here

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