Mental Health and Well Being for Scientists


Professor Ross McKenzie, UQ 
This colloquium will be held at 1pm, 25th May 2018, in Sir Llew Edwards Bldg (14) room 212

Mental health can be a major issue for scientists. Indeed, a recent editorial in the luxury journal Nature declared that it is “Time to talk about why so many postgrads have poor mental health.” I will discuss some studies relating to depression, anxiety, and procrastination. I will also talk about some of my own mental health struggles and what I have learnt about prevention and healing. A representative of the UQ Mental Health Strategy will also make a short presentation.

There will be time for discussion and questions, and an afternoon tea will be held afterwards in the courtyard outside the auditorium. For the purposes of catering please RSVP to if you plan to come to the afternoon tea.

You may be interested to read Professor McKenzie’s blog post on: “What needs to be said about mental health issues in universities?”