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Mental health risks in research training can no longer be ignored


Barry, K, Mental health risks in research training can no longer be ignored, LSE Impact Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, June 25 2018, pp. 1-4. (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Graduate research candidates are the powerhouse of research in universities, yet many have reported feelings of isolation, burnout, and career uncertainty. Karen Barry reports on a study of Australian research candidates which found that increasing numbers are suffering from heightened levels of depression, anxiety, and stress, often citing reasons related to academia’s general work processes, such as writing or publishing research or maintaining motivation while working alone on a single topic. Higher education institutions can and must do more to increase monitoring of mental health and offer graduate researchers the support they require.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:PhD candidates, stress, challenges
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Barry, K (Associate Professor Kara Barry)
ID Code:127510
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2018-08-01
Last Modified:2018-08-02

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