Time to Reflect: exploring wellbeing, emotional work and research identity following a PhD

Lucy Robertson (Lead / Corresponding author), Chris Lim

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the experience of my PhD in Interactive Textiles forwellbeing and intends to provide ways for other doctoral students to reflect andunderstand their PhD beyond the data. First I highlight how I managed my wellbeingduring my PhD and provide information on strategies which helped me to do so. Ithen highlight the emotional work which was required to conduct my studies,particularly within Dementia Friendly Communities. Alongside this I explain how mybackground and previous experience contributed to my overall approach and identityas a researcher. My key learnings from my experience offer ways for futureresearchers to; Reflect on and manage wellbeing; Reflect as a researcher working onchallenging and emotional topics; Reflect on how background and experienceinfluence individual research approaches. In addition, this paper provides key takeaways such as training and networking suggestions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
Pages893-903
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event15th International Conference of the European Academy of Design -
Duration: 16 Oct 202320 Oct 2023
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Publication series

NameBlucher Design Proceedings
Number4
Volume11
ISSN (Electronic)2318-6968

Conference

Conference15th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
Period16/10/2320/10/23
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Keywords

  • reflection
  • emotional work
  • creative practice
  • extreme making
  • wellbeing

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