All my research projects involve participants and stakeholders to learn their experiences and views on various technology and health-related topics and issues. A big part of my academic work is being involved in a variety of activities designed to engage the wider community and broaden participation. These activities also contribute to “Education and Public Engagement (EPE)”, which includes many and varied ways university staff and students engage with others outside the institution. While I am used to some EPE activities, I am still learning to use other ways and channels, like radio.
Even though my energy and motivation to participate in online events has its ups and downs, last week was quite active in that sense, and there is one past and one future event I would like to talk about in this post. Both of them are about learning academic leadership and promoting a sustainable working environment, the topics I find important, and the skills I am committed to working on.