Impostor syndrome describes the feeling that you’re somehow a fraud, that you don’t deserve your status, and that your successes are simply down to chance. It’s normally attributed to highly qualified individuals (like researchers) and can be a real hindrance in achieving your research career goals. So it’ll come as no surprise that the topic is becoming increasingly discussed in academia.
This episode tackles impostor syndrome head on. We discuss what it is, how it emerges, and includes plenty of tips and advice for researchers about how you can overcome it. Listen below.
Read the Overcoming impostor syndrome podcast transcript.