Impact of COVID 19 on Doctoral and Early Career Researchers
The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded Student Mental Health Research Network (SMaRteN) is working to support and encourage better research into student mental health. SMaRteN is based at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences at King’s College London.
Vitae is a non-profit programme supporting the professional and career development of researchers. www.vitae.ac.uk @vitae_news
SMaRteN and Vitae aim to develop a national picture for how doctoral researchers and research staff have been affected by the pandemic.
The survey includes questions relating to the impact of COVID-19 on research work, mental wellbeing, social connection. We further address the impact of COVID-19 on changes to employment outside of academia, living arrangements and caring arrangements and the consequent effect of these changes on research work. The survey considers the support provided by supervisors / line managers and by universities.