Riding the Academic Roller-Coaster: How to prevent burnout and thrive


Do you know the importance of mental health? Find out more in this webinar where the speaker shares useful tips and resources!

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This webinar is for any academic who is struggling to manage the demands of academic work or for any academic wanting to know more about preventing burnout.


Working in academia can be incredibly rewarding. Being able to engage in activities that contribute to your chosen field of research can be fulfilling and satisfying. At the same time, it can also be challenging and experiencing burnout can be all too common.

In this webinar, Dr. Mandy Matthewson, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Tasmania will be discussing about the common causes of distress and burnout in academia. She will highlight ways to prevent and manage distress associated with working in academia. 

Key Highlights:

  • Learn to identify common causes of distress and burnout in academic work.
  • Consider ways to prevent burnout and respond to distress in a healthy way. 
  • Know when and how to ask for help and where support is available.

Presenter(s)

Dr. Mandy Matthewson - Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Tasmania

Dr. Mandy Matthewson

Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Tasmania

Dr. Mandy Matthewson is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Tasmania. She is also a senior clinical psychologist working in private practice. Dr. Matthewson is the lead researcher in the Family and Interpersonal Relationship Research Lab at UTAS, Chair of an international research committee and Editor in Chief of a professional magazine in her area of research focus. Dr. Matthewson has been the lead or co-lead of a number of research projects of national and international significance in the area of family relationships, family violence and parental alienation. She also supervises postgraduate research students and psychology interns and registrars. Dr. Matthewson teaches into the professional postgraduate training programs in psychology in the areas of psychological assessment, ethics and professional practice.