Coping through Covid: Higher education staff wellbeing in the eye of a pandemic

Michelle Jayman, Siobhan Lynam

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As we cautiously transition to a post-pandemic education environment, the rapid shift to online teaching forced by Covid-19 restrictions in 2020 stands as a striking testament to the resourcefulness and commitment of education staff. Nonetheless, this article discusses how the sudden closure of university campuses and major adaptations to work routines created new stressors for higher education (HE) staff
– a professional group whose deteriorating mental health was already of growing concern with well-documented levels of elevated stress and burnout compared to the general population.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationResearch Intelligence
PublisherBritish Educational Research Association
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2022


  • mental health
  • wellbeing
  • higher education
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • academic staff

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