When the Going gets Tough, the Tough get Going: Building Resilience in Academia

Date(s) - 24/05/2019 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Leeds University Business School

Early Career Researchers

The name CYGNA derives from the female version of the Latin word for SWAN (Supporting Women in Academia Network). CYGNA was established in June 2014.

The main objective of the group is to promote interaction among female academics and to provide a forum for learning, support, and networking.

Our events take place approximately every two months at a London-based university and the aim of this event is to establish CYGNA in the North.

Every meeting includes a mix of presentations, focusing on specific research topics, research methods, career perspectives, publishing and research impact. We also regularly invite female scholars from other countries to broaden the network.

Invited speakers:

Professor Anne-Wil Harzing (Middlesex University London)

Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.

Nicola Neath, Staff Counsellor and Mental Health Practitioner, University of Leeds
Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Staff Counsellor/Coach and Trainer

Professors Kerrie Unsworth & Annie Wei (Leeds University Business School)

Dr Kerrie Unsworth is a Professor at Leeds University Business School. She is interested in studying motivation, creativity, pro-environmental behaviours and well-being. Underlying each of these is an interest in understanding how we juggle the different priorities we have at work and at home; and how we can make our working lives more fulfilling and productive.Kerrie obtained an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Queensland in 1994 and a PhD from the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield in 2001. Her PhD was based on increasing the creativity and innovativeness of design engineers in Rolls Royce plc and BAE Systems.

Before joining the Business School in December 2013, Yingqi (Annie) Wei had held a chair position at the University of York since July 2008. Her main research areas of interest are foreign direct investment (FDI), international trade and economic development, with a focus on the determinants and impact of inward FDI in China and the internationalization of Chinese multinationals. She has published in various journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Research, Management International Review, Regional Studies and Cambridge Journal of Economics. She is also the recipient of best paper award in Academy of International Business (UK&Ireland) and Academy of Marketing Conference and International Journal of the Economics of Business.

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