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From negative to positive stress & from efficiency to effectiveness for doctoral student supervisors (FULLY BOOKED)


WINGS Workshop with Finish on Time:

From negative to positive stress & from efficiency to effectiveness for doctoral student supervisors



Date and time

Friday 8 November, 09.00-16.00



AF Borgen, Sandgatan 2, Lund (


Target group

Doctoral student supervisors



The objective of this one-day workshop is to show and discuss various stress management and academic productivity tools, in order to understand and improve the relation between you as supervisor and your doctoral students. The workshop is aimed for both new and experienced supervisors. The tools presented will be discussed from a supervision point of view.



  • What is stress, and how can you discover early signals of negative stress, in yourself and in your doctoral students?
  • What is the origin of stress in the academic environment – for the supervisor and for the doctoral student?
  • What tools can you use to increase the academic productivity of your doctoral students, as well as yourself?



We offer tools which will help both supervisors and doctoral students to shift from negative to positive stress. Participants will also be able to test academic productivity tools that many doctoral students have used in order to finish their theses in time. Here, the focus lies on how you as supervisor can support the doctoral students in the work process, or with the “how”. We also discuss the relation between the supervisor and the doctoral student with respect to what kind of support doctoral students often wish for, how you can manage expectations and improve your communication.





N.B. First come, firste serve is applied, however WINGS reserves the right to make a selection in order to have a balance of members from the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Engineering. About two weeks before the workshop, you will be notified if you have been accepted. Maximum number of participants: 20.


Teachers from Finish on Time,

Jenny Rickardsson

Jenny Rickardsson is a licensed psychologist with an emphasis on the B in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. She has a broad background ranging from clinical work with adults and children to organizational consulting and teaching psychology to different groups. She works at Karolinska University hospital, and is a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet. Her research project is about digitally delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her previous work as a journalist still inspires her to deliver psychological insights in a way that people can understand, and above all, to make psychological science useful in people’s every day life. She is the author of the book Jag tror jag måste prata med någon: En guide till terapi (Natur&Kultur 2014).


David Larsson Heidenblad

David Larsson Heidenblad is an Associate Professor at the Department of History, Lund University. He took part in Finish on Time 2011–12 and has ever since taken a great interest in the academic work process. He has written about his experiences from the course in The Doctoral Students Handbook. In his research, he specializes in the history of knowledge and environmental history, with a focus on post-war Scandinavia. He is involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and runs a popular blog about academic work and writing (Ett år av akademiskt skrivande – en blogg av David Larsson Heidenblad). In recent years, he has in close co-operation with colleagues built up a strong research environment in the history of knowledge at Lund (History of knowledge).