On the 3rd of May 2023, the Deputy Premier of Sarawak, Honorable YBhg Dato' Sri Prof. Dr. Sim Kui Hian, presided over the inauguration and launch of the publication titled "Women Practicing Resilience, Self-care, and Wellbeing in Academia: International Stories from Lived Experience" by Routledge, United Kingdom. Meanwhile, also in attendance was the Minister of Women, Childhood and Wellbeing Development, YBhg Dato' Dr. Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, who delivered the opening address.
The authors and the editors for the book Women Practicing Resilience, Self-Care, and Wellbeing in Academia
Taylor's School of Media and Communication’s Associate Professor Dr. Roslina Abdul Latif had the honour of being one of the 21 authors from UK, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Pakistan, India, Brunei and Malaysia for this book project and contributed to "Chapter 2: The Holy Trinity of Teaching, Research and Service".
Through the chapter, she illuminated the vibrant lives academics lead outside their professional responsibilities, bringing a smile to their faces. While academia is a fulfilling journey, this chapter recognizes the dedication of academics which goes well into all aspects of their lives. The chapter also reflects on the lives of academics which are surrounded by fulfilling their roles as academics, their dedication towards students’ academic performance, research projects and administrative tasks among others.
In her chapter, she also provides recommendations and suggestions on methods to create a balanced life with stressing the importance of self-care and mental health wellbeing and looks at self-care strategies to help balance the sacred threesome of conducting classes, doing research and provide services in academy.
The book is available at major publishers and retailers such as Routledge, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booktopia, etc.
Featured in The Sarawak Tribune and Borneo Post for the momentous launch: https://www.theborneopost.com/2023/05/03/newly-launched-book-chronicles-struggles-success-of-women-in-academia/