Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


23 Nov 2020


9:30 am - 11:30 am

Staying well and being productive (while social distancing)

This online training session is open to all ESRC funded and non-ESRC funded students within the seven WRDTP Partner Institutions. It is suitable for MA Social Research Students and PhD Researchers.

Research can be challenging at the best of times. In these difficult days you can get worn down by the isolation, the setbacks and the uncertainty. If you want to stay well and get things done, don’t leave it to chance. You need to look after yourself. And you need some strategies for getting things done.

In this interactive webinar we’ll discuss:

  • Dealing with isolation
  • Staying motivated
  • Structure and routines
  • Keeping focussed
  • Dealing with distractions
  • How to switch off
  • Actions you can take

About Hugh Kearns

Hugh Kearns

Director, Thinkwell

Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world and has recently returned from lecture tours of the UK and the US which included lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford.

His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors.

Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published ten books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally. (Quoted text:

This training session will be delivered via Blackboard Collaborate. The link to this event will be sent to students who book on via the booking form.