Challenges for supervisors

Professional skills courses

Course information

ECTS: n/a
Number of session: 1
Hours per session: 1,5
Course fee: n/a

  • Attention! This course is for supervisors only.
  • free for supervisors of the Graduate School
  • consult our enrolment policy for more information


Enrolment- and course-related questions:

Telephone: +31 (0)10 4082607 (Graduate School)

In the academic year 2023-2024 the location for edition 1 & 2 has to be determined.

Edition 1

December 4 (Monday) 2023
11.00-12.30 hrs
Location: Mandeville building, T19-01

Subject: the role of supervisors in PhD wellbeing

Edition 2

March 7 (Thursday) 2024

Information about the subject will follow

Working method

The conversations are part of the efforts of the Graduate School - our Training the Trainer innovations - to bring supervisors together more regularly, around issues of common interest or concern.

Previous themes included 'inclusivity and diversity' and 'organising writing sessions for
your phD candidates'.

We warmly invite suggestions for future episodes!

About the instructor

Prof. dr. Esther Rozendaal is the dean of the EGSH. In June of 2023 she was appointed professor of Digital Resilience at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
Since 2020, she has been an associate professor of Communication and Behavioural Change at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). Her research focuses on the digital resilience of young people. In particular, she investigates how to help children and teenagers to behave media-wise online. In addition to her academic research, she is concerned with bridging the gap between science and practice. In 2011, together with Prof. Moniek Buijzen (ESSB), she founded Bitescience, a company aimed at transferring scientific knowledge to professionals with young people as the target group.