SPEAKERS 2022 – Fuschia Sirois

Fuschia Sirois

The Procrastination Whisperer

Fuschia Sirois, PhD, is a Professor in Health and Social Psychology at Durham University, and a former Canada Research Chair in Health and Well-being. Her research focuses on understanding the psychological factors for physical health and well-being through self-regulation and emotions.

For over 20 years she has researched the causes and consequences of procrastination, and in particular the health consequences of procrastination, as well as how emotions play a key role in explaining why people procrastinate. Her research also examines the role of positive psychology for supporting self-regulation and enhancing health and well-being. She has authored over a 120 peer-reviewed journal papers, over 200 conference papers, and edited two books.

Prof Sirois’ research has been funded by a number of national funding agencies including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, The Economic and Social Research Council (UK), and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK).

Fuschia’s talk

Why do people procrastinate?

Many believe that laziness, poor time management, or disorganisation are the reasons why people procrastinate. In this talk, Fuschia will explore the science behind why people procrastinate to reveal the “real” reasons why people unnecessarily delay, the toll it can take, and what you can do to reduce procrastination.

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