WellBIST Course: Impostor syndrome

Friday 03/05 9.30h – 14h


Impostor Syndrome is a prevalent and debilitating phenomenon among researchers. PhD students, Postdocs, and even Heads of research departments often grapple with persistent feelings of inadequacy and fear of being exposed as frauds. Despite significant achievements, individuals affected by Impostor Syndrome attribute their success to luck or external factors rather than their own competence and effort.

Addressing Impostor Syndrome requires a multifaceted approach, including fostering a supportive academic culture, providing mentorship, and promoting mental health awareness. Workshops and training sessions can play a crucial role in helping researchers recognize and overcome these feelings, ultimately empowering them to acknowledge their skills and contributions authentically. Developing resilience and self-confidence is essential for creating a healthier and more productive research community.

In this workshop, you will understand what the impostor syndrome is, become aware of how you experience it, and find out how it may be impacting your career.

This workshop will be in English.

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Míriam Bayés


In person


Friday 03/05
9.30h – 14h

Price (VAT included)

50€ internals (90€ externals)




Junior GLs, Other, Postdocs, Predocs, Senior GLs, Support services staff


Recinte la Maternitat, room TBC




  • Understand what the Impostor Syndrome is (a Phenomenon).
  • Become aware of how you experience it.
  • Find out how it's impacting your career.

Target: all audiences.

If you are from one of the BIST research centres, it is possible that your centre is covering your fee. If not covered by your centre, you may still have the option to pay for the course, if seats are available.

For any further information, please contact the HR/Training/Talent representative of your centre or send an email to