The mental health and well-being of researchers in academia

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Division of Psychiatry


Working as an assistant psychologist in my previous employment, I learnt to approach
sensitive subjects with great care in order to maximise the benefits of therapy for a range of
vulnerable individuals. The way in which mental health difficulties are perceived and tackled
within academic institutions has a significant impact on an individual's ability to readily
disclosure their concerns. Understanding the interplay between factors that influence the
well-being of academics-including the pressures incurred by pursuing such a career-is a
step toward enhancing productivity and improving the working environment.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P000592/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2404795 Studentship ES/P000592/1 01/10/2020 30/09/2023 Helen Nicholls