Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of researchers in academia: a mixed methods study

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: October 2020
Summary

This research is exploring how personal mental health difficulties impact on working in academic research, and how working in academic research impacts on personal mental health and well-being. We are also exploring how researchers can be best supported in the academic environment.

Through utilising systematic reviewing of the literature, individual interviews, and survey methodology, the PhD will address this aim and go on to create general policy recommendations for UK universities and the wider higher education system. This will help to effectively support researchers in managing pre-existing or emerging difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.

Partners & Collaborators

The McPin Foundation

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

University College London (UCL)

Lead Investigator
Investigating Team
Jo Billings (UCL)