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Pressure Vessels: The epidemic of poor mental health among higher education staff

  • 23 May 2019
  • By Dr Liz Morrish
  • HEPI number Occasional Paper 20

Across the higher education sector, we see increasing numbers of staff being referred to counselling and occupational health services.

This report attributes the deterioration to factors such as excessive workloads, insecure employment and punitive metrics-driven performance management policies and argues that universities need to become healthier environments in order for academics to perform their duties and thrive.


  1. Antonina says:

    I need to get hold of this. How can we get it?

  2. HEPI says:

    You can download a pdf from this page. Or to request a hard copy email [email protected]

  3. Carolyn Graham says:

    Thanks for your work Liz!

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