Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome webinar - Desiree Dickerson

10.00, Wednesday 26 August 2020

We argue that our perfectionism drives us to great heights, to excel, and to maintain our edge. We rarely stop to see the costs it carries. Imposter syndrome distorts the way we see ourselves, our performance, and our capabilities. Both reflect our doubts and fears – fear of being judged, fear of failing, fear of not being good enough, fear of not belonging. They’re the product of distorted thinking patterns. Thinking patterns that we can change.


In this one hour webinar we will explore:

  • The true costs of these doubts and fears, and the extent to which they are impacting on your productivity, mental clarity, and your joy for what you do.
  • Simple ways to notice when your perfectionism or imposter syndrome is tripping you up.
  • Simple ways to reshape your inner critic to be more objective and more compassionate, so that you are able to thrive thanks to the voice in your head rather than in spite of it.


Desiree Dickerson PhD is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the mental health and well-being of researchers and the academic community. A former postdoc in the neurosciences, Desiree works globally with universities, lab groups, and academics in the pursuit of a healthier, sustainable approach to research.


This webinar is open to all. To register for this event, please click the button below and fill in your details. For any queries, please email

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