Workshops and Resources 

Upcoming presentations 


There are no presentations scheduled at the moment. Let us know if you would like to schedule a presentation on academic isolation at your institution/for your group by sending an e-mail to cct-scrutinizers at googlegroups dot com.


Upcoming workshops 


Academic Isolation 


PUC-RS, Porto Allegre, Brazil

13th of December 2023 at 2-5pm


Workshop led by: Daiane Scaraboto and Marlon Dalmoro



Past workshops

Birkbeck Integration Workshop Series

organised by Olivier Sibai 

Overcoming Academic Isolation (6 Sessions):


Session 6: Seizing the helping research hand: leveraging your research community’s integration systems.

Thursday 9 March 2023, Online


Session 5: Together we are strong: why and how to develop your own research collective.

Thursday 9, February 2023, Online


Session 4: Personal branding for research: strategies to develop your reputation in your research community 

January 2023, London, UK. 

Workshop organised by Olivier Sibai and facilitated by Dr Markus Giesler (10 participants)


Session 3: Networking for research: strategies to develop helpful co-author relationships. 

December 2022, London, UK. 

Workshop organised by Olivier Sibai and facilitated by Dr Ieva Martinaityte (10 participants)


Session 2: Creativity for research: developing creative solutions to research challenges and roadblocks. 

November 2022, London, UK. 

Workshop organised by Olivier Sibai and facilitated by Dr Ieva Martinaityte (22 participants)


Session 1: Understanding Academic Isolation and How to Engage with it. 

October 2022, London, UK. 

Workshop led by: Olivier Sibai and Marcia Christina Ferreira (22 participants)



Academic Isolation vs. Integration: How to become an active member of your research field. 


Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2022 - Focused Forums. Corvallis, USA, July 2022 and online. 


Workshop led by: Daiane Scaraboto, Andrew Smith, Myriam Brouard, Mario Campana, and Marcia Christina Ferreira. (25 participants)



Academic Isolation vs. Integration: How to become an active member of your research field. 


ANZMAC 2021 Doctoral Colloquium. November 2021, Online. 


Workshop led by: Bernardo Figueiredo, Marcia Christina Ferreira, and Daiane Scaraboto. (49 participants)



Engaged and Integrated: A Professional Development Workshop for PhD Students on Mitigating Academic Isolation. 


Techne, AHRC Doctoral Training. May 2021, Online. 


Led by Meriam Belkhir, Mario Campana, Marcia Christina Ferreira, and Olivier Sibai.  (22 participants)



Mitigating Academic isolation and Promoting Field Level Integration. 


June 2019. 


Led by Bernardo Figueiredo, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. (10 participants)

Photo by João Cruz on Unsplash 

Past presentations

Ferreira, M.C. (2023), Academic Isolation: Towards a field-level Discussion on Early-career Researchers’ Isolation. Part of the panel session: "Researcher wellbeing when working with difficult materials and subject areas", University of Sussex, UK, 3 May 2023.

Köhler, T., Billsberry, J., Brunk, K.H. et al. (2019). Academic Careers in Management: How do We Get to Where the Grass Is Greener? (Symposium). In Proceedings of the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting. Boston, USA, August 2019.

Figueiredo, B. (2019). Academic Isolation: what it is, how it affects you, and what you can do about it. Presentation at the Consumer Culture International Group Workshop. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, February, 2019. (25+ attendees)

Dalmoro, M. (2019) Academic Isolation and how to integrate in the CCT Field. Presentation at 2º Brazilian Culture and Consumption Community Meeting - CCB. September 2019. IAG - Business School / Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (80 attendees)

Belkhir, M., Brouard, M., Brunk, K.H., Campano, M., Dalmoro, M., Dinnin Huff, A., Ferreira, M.C., Figueiredo, B., Scaraboto, D., Sibai, O., and Smith, A. (2017). Isolation in Emerging Fields: The Case of Entrant Actors in an Emerging Academic Field. Presented at the 12th Annual Consumer Culture Theory Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, July 2017. (25+ attendees)

Belkhir, M., Brouard, M., Brunk, K.H., Campano, M., Dalmoro, M., Dinnin Huff, A., Ferreira, M.C., Figueiredo, B., Scaraboto, D., Sibai, O., and Smith, A. (2016). From the Fish Tank to the Open Ocean: Navigating the Institutional Field of CCT. Roundtable presented at the 11th Annual Consumer Culture Theory Conference, Lille, France, July 2016. (50+ attendees)

Other resources

Juneteenth and Emancipation Day: How the 'Buy Black' movement is addressing economic inequality. The Conversation, 15th June 2023. https://theconversation.com/juneteenth-and-emancipation-day-how-the-buy-black-movement-is-addressing-economic-inequality-206829 

Academics: The Epidemic of Loneliness, Video featuring co-author Olivier Sibai for Birkbeck University’s 5 min Series 2, Episode 6, published 28th of April 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIZrhRdP59k

Isolation of early career researchers. Video featuring co-author Olivier Sibai for the Academy of Management Learning and Education, published 17th of April 2019. https://youtu.be/l-KR7G3ywuk

There is a hidden epidemic in academia, World Economic Forum, Feb 2019. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/02/overworked-and-isolated-the-rising-epidemic-of-loneliness-in-academia/

Academics affected by loneliness epidemic, radio interview featuring co-author Bernardo Figueiredo, 2ser Radio Station (Australia), 4th of February 2019. https://2ser.com/academics-affected-by-loneliness-epidemic/

Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia, The Conversation, 29th of January 2019. https://theconversation.com/overworked-and-isolated-the-rising-epidemic-of-loneliness-in-academia-110009

Como as universidades podem apoiar a internacionalização da carreira de pesquisador [How universities can support academic carrer internationalization]. Revista Ensino Superior [Higher Education Magazine]. https://revistaensinosuperior.com.br/internacionalizacao-pesquisadores-pes/ (in Portuguese)

Boost your Research by Overcoming Academic Isolation and Connecting with your Research Community, Birkbeck Research Blog. http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/research/2022/07/26/boost-your-research-by-overcoming-academic-isolation-and-connecting-with-your-research-community/