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Louise Davis

We asked women at Warwick to submit an image of themselves for inclusion in the Warwick Women's Montage and a short description of the challenges they've faced/continue to face and how they're dealing with them.

See Louise's submission below:

"The hardest challenge is balancing everything:

  1. Moving our curriculum online, speedily adapting our 68 CBL small groups to be able to continue to work online whilst supporting our medical students, staff and especially the CBL facilitators.
  2. Working in new clinical environments; I am Locum GP but since the start of the pandemic I have been working more hours and on the community hospital Covid wards, the work and team were different, though thankfully a great team, our normal communication with patients and their family and friends was not possible with restrictions and PPE as well as dealing with a new and evolving disease.
  3. Caring for my elderly parents and as a doctor being the one person all my friends and family would ask questions about this pandemic, as well as making sure my university age children were coping (and fed!).

I have found it really hard to balance all this as there were just not enough hours in the day, working long hours and weekends is exhausting, I find it incredibly sad to see patients die without being able to have their loved ones with them, knowing this was happening across the world with so many 100s of 1000s of people intensified the sadness. Feeling frustrated and angry and the poor response and leadership from our government leading to unnecessary deaths and suffering. I dealt with all this by spending time walking or cycling through the countryside and looking in detail at the small changes, focusing my camera on beautiful sights helped calm and revive me."

Read more personal stories on the Warwick Women's Montage page.

You may also be interested in:

ED&I Newsletter

Charters - including Athena Swan (gender equality Charter)

Gender Initiatives

Data and Reports - including Gender Pay Gap Report

Policies

Taskforces and SIC - including Gender Task Force

* If you’re struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic find sources of support on the Staff Wellbeing Hub and access confidential online or phone support from the Employee Assistance Programme.