20. A Toxic Power Dynamic | Dr. Kartik Aiyer


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CW: Academic bullying and abuse

Emily chats with Dr. Kartik Aiyer, who opens up about the impact a poor Faculty relationship had on his mental health during his PhD.

This episode covers:

  • Kartik’s love of running, books and sports
  • How academia doesn’t appear to be people-focussed
  • How researchers require training in mentoring to get the best out of people
  • Suffering in silence
  • Poor relationships with academic faculty
  • Ineffective bullying/harassment management pathways through universities
  • The need for emotional, psychological and financial support for graduate students

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Recorded: 04/10/2021.

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