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Imposter Phenomenon

10 November 2023 @ 10:00 - 11:00

Imposter phenomenon, or the feeling that you don’t truly belong, is very common among academics.  The presence of imposter phenomenon is not at all linked to one’s academic achievement record or the amount of effort put into research.  A positive assessment of one’s achievements is only a temporary fix to relieve the anxiety imposter phenomenon can cause.  The danger of impostor phenomenon, as in any other neurosis, is that it reduces one’s quality of life.  Imposter phenomenon robs us of the joys life has to offer, in both everyday life and in the pursuit of knowledge. 

In this seminar, led by Dr Márjory Da Costa Abreu, we cover the definition of impostor phenomenon and its prevalence in the academic population.  We provide an overview of symptoms highlighting those seen in academic settings, and we facilitate community discussion on how to overcome impostor phenomenon in our individual lives. 

Book a place for Imposter Phenomenon 

Session open to:  PGR Students and Staff  



10 November 2023
10:00 - 11:00
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Sheffield Hallam Doctoral School/Wellbeing