Postdocs 2023 Live Events

Creating connections and rediscovering joy

UK and ROI National Postdoc Appreciation Week presents: UK NPAW 2023 – Creating connections and rediscovering joy.

Monday 18th September 2023, 10:30 AM (GMT)

What is a “Postdoc”? How similar/different is this across different disciplines, and with the increased focus on interdisciplinary research, how can we communicate and connect across divides? Come explore with us in this event, kicking start with a comedic take on this topic by Dave Chauner, followed by conversations and discussion panel led by Dr Ian Sabroe and Dr Dieter Declercq, hosts of the podcast ‘Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health’, on how to create collaborative environments, break preconceived ideologies, and rediscover the joy that drive us on with what we do.

    Agenda – Creating connections and rediscovering joy

    10:30 AM – 10:35 AM Welcome & Introduction

    10:35 AM – 10:50 AM Comedy sketch surrounding miscommunication within/without academia.

    10:50 AM – 11:10 AM Self introduction from Ian and Dieter – their experience/journey, how they created a working environment for the project(s) they collaborate on, how preconceived ideas may have been broken through this collaboration, what it is that brings them joy in what they do, etc.

    11:10 AM – 12:00 PM Facilitated discussion/interview where Ian and Dieter will speak with a panel of 3 postdocs/post-PhDs from different disciplines, including some Q&A from audience

    Please note that the time frame is a guide only and any unanswered questions will be addressed in the NPAW website.

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    Prof Ian Sabroe

    Ian Sabroe is a recently retired NHS consultant and academic. His research has been in respiratory immunology, and later in medical humanities…

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    Dr Dieter Declercq

    Dieter has a background in Literature & Linguistics, Philosophy and Film & Media. In his research, he investigates the important contributions of popular media…

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    Dave Chawner

    Dave’s a number 1 best selling author, award-winning stand up and presenter. He uses comedy to sensitively talk about difficult or seemingly dry…

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    Prosper, focused on creating a new career development model for postdocs, is now available for all to access…

    Where, when & how is the event happening?

    • Date: 18/09/2023
    • Time: 10:30 AM 
    • Location: Online (Interactive Webinar)

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