"Labour of love: early careers in pursuit of well-being"


Friday, November 10, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00


C700, Lab3


Target Audience: Early career scientists, researchers and graduate students

Facilitator: Dr. Adina Dudau, Senior Lecturer in Management, University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School

Short description: This seminar will tease out concepts of employee well-being as applied to professionals in general and to academics in particular. Implications for early career academics will be drawn, zooming onto positive organizational behaviour through hope, optimism, confidence and resilience. The seminar will be interactive and invigorating, aiming to blend theory, practice, reflection and prescription.

Learning Objectives:

       By the end of the workshop you will understand how to ...

  • recognize ways in which individuals can dampen the effect of work related stress on well being
  • assess their own psychological capital
  • find resources to cope with labour ‘pains’ as early academics

About Dr. Adina Dubau

After quite an unusual series of career shifts (including work in the public, private and voluntary sectors in Romania, Greece and UK), Adina enrolled into full-time academic work in 2005, when she started her PhD. Her doctoral research focused on partnership working in safeguarding children. Upon completion of her PhD in Liverpool (2009), she worked as research associate (post-doc) at the University of Glasgow on the EPSRC project ‘Under dark skies: port cities, extreme events, multi-scale processes and the vulnerability of controls around counter terrorism’. Adina became faculty in 2012 and is now a senior lecturer in management. 
Adina’s main research interest is in public sector professionals and professionalism and draws on a number of theoretical lenses. She publishes in Public Policy and Administration, Public Management Review, Management Accounting Research and European Management Journal. 


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