2024/01/16 | Events | Biomechanics

Seminar "Mental Wellbeing in Academia"

Online seminar with Dr. Anna Schueth, Assistant Professor at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, on mental health in academia. This informal seminar will feature a short input by the speaker, who has founded an entity to provide mental health support and resources at the University and has spoken on the topic on various occasions. This is followed by an offer for open discussion.

When: Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 15.00h
Where: Zoom

Dr. Anna Schueth is a freshly-promoted assistant professorat at the Faculty of Neuroscience and Psychology, Maastricht University and works within the CBClab on large-scale, cleared tissue light-sheet imaging of post-mortem human brain and prostate cancer samples. For her innovative research she has received a VENI research grant. As Maastricht Young Academy member, she founded Flourish Maastricht to provide mental health support and resources at the University. Anna is a passionate advocate on the topic of mental health and strives to open up the conversation on mental struggles in academia with talks, her blog, and papers.

(from NWO Insight Out, a biennial career and networking event for women in STEM)

(© Maastricht University)


In academia, the heavy workload, competitive work environment and pressure to succeed can easily take a toll on your mental health. In a place where devoting all of your time and energy to your career seems to be the norm, it’s hard to share your struggles and make space for your mental health. In this talk, Anna discusses her mental health journey and the obstacles she faced in her academic career. By sharing her story, she aims to contribute to breaking the stigma on mental health and show the audience that they are not alone.