Be an "IHW voice"!
Published: 23 September 2020
Do you have a story to tell, or Is there something you'd like to share about your experience of working or studying in Institute of Health and Wellbeing, that colleagues might find interesting or helpful? If so, we are looking for contributors...
Is there something you'd like to share about your experience of working or studying in Institute of Health and Wellbeing (including in the realm of equality, diversity and inclusion) that colleagues might find interesting or helpful, would relate to or feel empathy with?
As part of our efforts to make IHW's monthly newsletter, HAWKEYE, balanced, inclusive and relatable, we are looking for reflective, blog-type content to add to our recently-launched "IHW voices" section, so do get in touch if you would like to contribute.
Examples of pieces written from a more personal perspective have included:
- Petra Meier (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)
- Karen Penman (General Practice and Primary Care)
- Houra Haghpanahan (Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment)
- Moira Sim (Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment)
- Jana Anderson (Public Health)
- Rebecca Robinson (IHW Admin/WOW group)
- Tiago Zortea (Mental Health and Wellbeing)
- Audrey Dickie (IHW Admin)
- To boldly go where no IHW staff member has gone before: a PhD by published works
- It was long, it was monotonous, it was intense
- Who am I (work edition)?
- Unpopular science: you can't please all of the people all of the time
Teaching and learning-related
- We have reached an age where we know that a PhD is not the main priority in life
Nicola McMeekin and Janet Bouttell
- Experience meets empathy: from student to student mental health adviser
Parenting and caring
- I thought everyone had heard of sandwich caring
IHW WOW (Wellbeing of Older Workers) group
- It was wonderful being entirely present for the first 3 months of her life
Equality, diversity and inclusion
- I thought love could not be a thing in this world
Black Lives Matter
- In that moment, I suddenly felt that I too could not breathe
- It is unfair. It is wrong. It is heartbreaking. It hurts.
- Black students and academics don't need performative allyship, we need change
- Reflections on redeployment
Julie Langan Martin
- I'm not sure of this world I'm working in
- Are you finished yet Mummy?
- Keeping work going as well as caring for our children has been challenging
- I started to feel there was something important I could help with
- It was very daunting but I had great support
200 words is plenty (although there is no strict word limit), the style can be informal, and we welcome short pieces from ANYONE within the IHW community, both staff - research, teaching and professional services - and students.
We hope you find this an interesting, informative and enjoyable addition to HAWKEYE, and will consider contributing, either now or in the future. If you would like to discuss your idea for a piece, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or send your content direct to email@example.com.
The HAWKEYE Team (Jane, Aud and Asha)
First published: 23 September 2020