ADAPT to Thrive event with GOSH-ICH

Adapt to thrive event

14 Sep 2021 1 p.m. to 14 Sep 2021 3 p.m.

About this event

Would you like to hear how accomplished academics and research leaders failed and lived to tell the story? Get advice on how to build a research career when failing and taking risks is an integral part of it? Then register to attend the next ADAPT to Thrive event!

The Academic Careers Office is partnering with the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health to host a virtual event on 14 September as part of the ADAPT to Thrive event series on failure and resilience. By sharing the experiences of researchers at different career stages the ADAPT to Thrive event series provides early career researchers with support by showcasing how failure and success walk hand in hand.

ADAPT to Thrive will:

  • Normalise speaking out about failure and reducing stigma.
  • Help build a more resilient academic community by facilitating conversations and allowing early and mid-career researchers to find support networks.
  • Shift the perception of risk and encourage early career researchers to take new approaches to their careers and pursue unconventional ideas.


  • Prof Manju Kurian, Professor of Neurogenetics, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Dr Aoife Waters, Consultant Paediatric, Great Ormand Street Hospital
  • Dr Conor McCann, Senior Research Fellow, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

The event will also be MC'd by Dr Karin Straathof - Welcome Trust Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health.

The three talks will be followed by audience questions.

WHERE: ZOOM (the link will be shared ahead of the event)

WHEN: Tuesday 14 September, 13:00-14:30

REGISTER: ADAPT to Thrive with GOSH and ICH Tickets, Tue 14 Sep 2021 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

ADAPT to Thrive was launched by the ACO in 2018 and you can watch clips of previous talks on the scheme’s website. You can also follow the discussions and share your own stories on #FailtoThrive