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I'm not qualified to give this talk: reflections on feeling like an impostor in academia

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My presentation on impostor syndrome in academia, from ResBaz Brisbane 2018.

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I'm not qualified to give this talk: reflections on feeling like an impostor in academia

  1. 1. qualified reflections on feeling like an impostor in academia dr kate davis | @katiedavis | digital life lab | university of southern queensland i’m not to give this talk
  2. 2. aboutme what you need to know
  3. 3. neurotic i’m going to sound and insecure
  4. 4. “a psychological pattern in which people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’” impostor syndrome Impostor syndrome. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved June 6, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome
  5. 5. rife why it’s in academia
  6. 6. academiclife hashtag – it’s changing
  7. 7. casualisation
  8. 8. competition everything is a and your job depends on winning
  9. 9. mixed messages
  10. 10. perfectionism
  11. 11. over achievers many academics are
  12. 12. my experience who i am what i do has been shaped by and
  13. 13. your time it was before [i’m young – or i was]
  14. 14. hearme i am woman, whisper [i’m a woman – and i was a naïve one ]
  15. 15. ms davies welcome aboard, [i didn’t have a phd – and continued to be treated like it]
  16. 16. equal disciplines not all are created [i’m a social scientist working in a feminised discipline, previously in a stem faculty]
  17. 17. my experience the stories myself has been shaped by i tell
  18. 18. work i’m not smart. i just hard
  19. 19. smart i’m not that kind of
  20. 20. lucky i got
  21. 21. for me what impostor syndrome looks like
  22. 22. perfectionism
  23. 23. procrastination paralysis perfectionism leads to and
  24. 24. overworking
  25. 25. anxiety irrational, obsessive – often at 2am
  26. 26. misfit feeling like a
  27. 27. enough feeling like i’m not
  28. 28. combattingimpostor syndrome what you can do for yourself
  29. 29. tribe find your
  30. 30. donelist keep a running
  31. 31. reflect pause, plan and
  32. 32. thankyou just say
  33. 33. values know your own
  34. 34. mentalhealth take care of your
  35. 35. asshole don’t be an
  36. 36. combattingimpostor syndrome what you can do for others
  37. 37. asshole don’t be an
  38. 38. others’ celebrate successesin visible ways
  39. 39. supportyour tribe
  40. 40. yourself be nice to
  41. 41. asshole did i mention you shouldn’t be an
  42. 42. hide don’t the effort or the agony
  43. 43. dr kate davis | @katiedavis | digital life lab | university of southern queensland questions

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