Learning from others to create a healthier research culture

What can the research sector learn from other industries about creating a better working environment?

Panellists from a variety of sectors share how their organisations have built or benefited from a positive working culture – and what this could mean for academic research culture.


  • Chair: Beth Thompson, Wellcome 
  • Cilla Snowball, Women’s Business Council
  • Jon Elliott, AstraZeneca
  • Robyn Steward, Heart n Soul
  • Suraya Marshall, Air Commodore, RAF.

From 3:30 to 7:25 of this video, the panellists share a guided meditation which includes sound. This sort of sound is usually relaxing but some people may find it triggers unwanted thoughts or imagery. Please skip forward to 7:25 if you do not want to watch or listen to this segment.