Invitation to participate (academics in NSW, Australia): Impacts of COVID-19 on work and wellbeing

My co-researchers and I are inviting academics from NSW universities to respond to an anonymous online survey (link at the end of this post).

Are you a casual, fixed term or permanent early, mid or late career aademic working at a NSW university?

What have been the impacts of the pandemic on your work, wellbeing, job satisfaction and career development?

Please share this call with colleagues.

Researchers from the University of Wollongong and Macquarie University are inviting academics and researchers working in Universities across New South Wales, Australia to participate in an anonymous survey study investigating the perceived impacts of COVID-19 on core workplace responsibilities (i.e., teaching, research, governance), wellbeing, job satisfaction and career development. The research team includes: Dr Elena Vasseleu (elenav@uow.edu.au), Dr Amanda Rita Gigliotti (agigliot@uow.edu.au), A/Prof Agnes Bosanquet (agnes.bosanquet@mq.edu.au) and, A/Prof Steven Howard (stevenh@uow.edu.au).

Disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to have lasting impacts on Australian Universities. While an emerging international literature base has sought to examine and highlight the nature and extent of impacts experienced by academics and researchers working within these institutions, there remains a need to better understand considerable and often disparate impacts to academics and researchers with diverse personal and professional circumstances. Collection of these data from a broad sample of academics will provide the opportunity to further examine whether and to what extent such impacts may differ by gender, academic discipline and career stage. Findings from this study may serve to replicate and reinforce findings from other interdisciplinary or international samples and may yield unique insights into the impacts experienced by academics and researchers working in Australian contexts.

This research project has been approved by the University of Wollongong Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (2022/298).

For further information and to participate in this study please click the link:

COVID-19 Impact Survey