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June 10, 2021
Kismihók Gábor (Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology)
Brian Cahill (Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) - Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology)
The ReMO COST Action focuses on wellbeing and mental health within academia. Previous research shows that low levels of wellbeing and mental health problems have a negative impact on individual, team and organizational performance, triggering significant costs. In addition, institutional context, organizational structure and culture, as well as managerial practices have significant impact on wellbeing and health of employees. Therefore, general insights on the causes of workplace wellbeing and mental health need to be refined with contextual specifics (i.e. in academia) in order to develop tailored, effective and efficient prevention and action programs. This talk will focus on how the ReMO project is building a highly international and interdisciplinary network that is focused on achieving an impact at an individual, institutional and policy level.
Dr Brian Cahill works in the Learning and Skills Analytics Lab of the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology in Hannover as Grant Manager of the COST Action CA19117 on Researcher Mental Health. He is a Member of the Governing Board of EuroScience and was Chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association from March 2016 to February 2018. In these roles, he engaged with early-career researchers on topics ranging from researcher career development, innovation, research funding, science communication, researcher mental health, science policy, researcher pensions, research integrity, responsible research and innovation and many more. Brian studied Mechanical Engineering in Ireland and moved to Germany in 1998 to take up a position in the Optical Communications Measurement Division of Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies. He received his PhD for work in electrokinetically-driven fluid flow from the ETH Zurich in 2004 and subsequently carried out postdoctoral research in optical measurement techniques for applications in colloid and interface science at the University of Geneva. He was a Marie Curie fellow and Junior Research Group Leader at the Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques in Heilbad Heiligenstadt (Germany), where his research interests focussed on measurement techniques for droplet-based microfluidics.