DiveRSE (Diverse RSE) is a series of talks and related activities including discussion and panel sessions designed to support and raise awareness of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) challenges and successes within the research software community.
|Webinar Title||The Importance of talking about Mental Health in the Research Software Engineering community|
|Date and Time||2023-05-16 09:00 UTC|
|Presenter||Dave Horsfall ( Newcastle University, UK)|
|Registration, Information, and Archives||https://diverse-rse.github.io/events/2023-05-16|
The organizers of the DiveRSE series have announced the first talk of their 2023 series, which will feature Dave Horsfall, a Senior Research Software Engineer at Newcastle University, UK. The talk is scheduled to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK (15th-21st May 2023), and will focus on the significance of discussing mental health issues within the Research Software Engineering community. Maintaining good mental health is essential for researchers and Research Software Engineers (RSEs) in scientific computing, as it enables them to handle high-pressure and high-stress environments more effectively. By prioritizing their mental well-being, they can perform their work with greater clarity and creativity, leading to higher quality results and more meaningful contributions to their field.
Dave Horsfall is a Software Sustainability Institute fellow who advocates for better mental health in the RSE community. He works as a Senior Research Software Engineer at Newcastle University, with a primary focus on developing new biomedical research software to better understanding how the human immune system develops and maintains health. Dave has spoken to audiences across the United Kingdom, and internationally, about academic mental health and is passionate about creating spaces where people feel they can talk freely, without being judged.