How to Avoid Burnout

What is burnout, what causes it, and what can we do to prevent it? In this webinar, we will discuss the causes and effects of burnout in academic contexts, and discover some of the recent research in this area.​ This webinar is presented by CISMA and the Optica Student Chapter of the University of Aveiro.​

Tuesday 31st May 2022, 15:00-17:00 BST

Dr Daniel Madigan

Avoiding burnout: Why and How?

Burnout is a growing public health concern. For example, the World Health Organization recently included burnout in its international classification of diseases. Moreover, the significant challenges and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have drastically accelerated the risk of burnout development, especially in educational settings. In this talk, I will provide an overview of my group’s recent research in this area. In particular, I will explore evidence that burnout levels are increasing, studies examining how burnout can directly and indirectly reduce academic achievement, and I will end by considering the evidence for effective intervention against burnout.

Dr Olya Vvedenskaya

Basics of Burnout

When does situational or occupational stress become detrimental? What is the difference between Burnout and Depression? Basics of Burnout is a 30-minute seminar which defines the core components of Burnout, presents evidence-based strategies to treat the symptoms, and discusses how to prevent work-related stress. In this seminar, we cover the prevalence and impact of burnout in academic and employee populations.  We provide an overview of the burnout cycle and how to break it, and we emphasize which factors contribute to burnout and how academics can address them.

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