Tuesday 6 December 2022 | 08:30-15:30

This interactive and interdisciplinary workshop aims to equip emerging scholars with the emotional and cognitive skills to conduct research in difficult settings and on sensitive topics. While the wellbeing of research participants is generally taken into careful consideration during the research design and ethics approval stage, the researcher’s own emotional and psychological wellbeing is rarely if ever taken into account. To ensure that the compromised wellbeing of researchers does not affect the data, nor prevent the researcher from engaging in the work long term; much more attention must be paid to researcher wellbeing.
Topics that will be covered during this participatory session will include understanding and preventing compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout and will offer tools such as developing a self-care practice, stress management, building a peer support network etc.

The workshop will be led by accomplished scholars and practitioners from the University of Stellenbosch.

For Inquiries Contact

Nomzamo Ntombela – nomzamoportia7@gmail.com