PhD day 2020: To survive or thrive doing a PhD

PhD day 2020: To survive or thrive doing a PhD

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INN University invites all PhD candidates, post docs, PhD supervisors and administration to the PhD day at Hamar on 7 January 2020.

Doctoral studies can be both satisfying and challenging. In recent years, alongside academic achievements, increasing focus has been given to the well-being of PhD candidates.

INN University endeavours to ensure that all those undertaking PhD education at the institution thrive in their work environment, and in general, during the course of their studies.

PhD candidates, post-doctoral fellows, PhD supervisors, and administrative staff are thus warmly invited to register to the upcoming PhD day in Hamar.  


Auditorium 3

Time Description Responsible
09.15 Coffee  
09.30 Welcome & introduction Research Department
  Facilitating encouraging work environment for young researchers. An employer’s perspective Gunnar Falk Slettaløkken, Head of Department of Public Health and Sport Sciences
  PhD candidates - a vulnerable group? Bullying and harassment in the academic sector John Magne Solbakk, HR-department
  What can the Occupational Health Service offer? Randi Sætershagen, Frisk HMS, Occupational Health Service
10.30 Break  
  Green and blue exercises for young researchers Giovanna Calogiuri,
Associate professor, Department of Public Health and Sport Sciences
  What the development function offer? Melanie Jones,
Liverpool John Moores University
11.30-12.30 Lunch  

Parallell workshops:

Workshop for young researchers:
We are what we think about all day long: confidence, control and the power of navel-gazing 
(room B006)

Workshop for PhD supervisors:
 - How can supervisors support the psychosocial wellbeing of PhD candidates? 

(room C064)

Melanie Jones, Researcher Development Advisor at Liverpool John Moores University



Rob Boongart, Professor in mental health and PhD supervisor, University of South-Eastern Norway

15.00-15.30 Summarize Plenum