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The impact of Covid 19 on the mental health and wellbeing of education professionals, pupils and young people


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Children, young people, school leaders and teachers have experienced multiple and multi-dimensional transitions during the Codid-19 pandemic. This event will allow researchers to present their emerging research findings.

We conceptualise transitions to be on-going, synchronous and multidimensional. Transitions for individuals also result in transitions for their families, other people and institutions (Jindal-Snape, 2012). We understand transitions to be the adaptation to change, rather than the change itself. This event will support delegates to understand the ways in which Covid-19 has resulted in different transitions for individuals and the impact of these transitions on their mental health and wellbeing. We will consider the factors which act as a buffer to negative transitions which protect individuals from mental ill health. We will consider the implications for future research, policy and practice which arise from the research findings.

The event will include 4 presentations, followed by a panel discussion.

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Josie Maitland, Dr

Lecturer at University of Chichester

Dr Josie Maitland is an ESRC-funded postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Brighton. She is a qualified teacher with eight years’ teaching experience, both in mainstream and special school settings. Josie’s PhD research explored...

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Divya Jindal-Snape, Professor

Professor of Education, Inclusion and Life Transitions; Director, Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) Research Centre; Associate Dean (Research) at University of Dundee

Professor Divya Jindal-Snape is Personal Chair of Education, Inclusion and Life Transitions in the School of Education and Social Work, at the University of Dundee. She gained her undergraduate and masters qualifications in India. She taught in...

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Cate Neal, Miss

Project Manager at University of Lincoln

Cate Neal is a Project Manager based in the Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute. Cate is the overall Project Manager for the OfS funded project Transitioning Students Effectively: A Student Led Approach to Mental Health. In May 2019, The...

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Sveta Mayer, Dr

UCL Institute of Education

Dr Sveta Mayer is a lecturer at UCL Institute of Education and member of Bloomsbury Colleges Centre for Educational Neuroscience. She is involved in interdisciplinary research, drawing upon play-based pedagogy and social neuroscience, to design...


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Jonathan Glazzard, Professor

Rosalind Hollis Professor of Education for Social Justice at University of Hull

Jonathan Glazzard is the Rosalind Hollis Professor of Education for Social Justice at the University of Hull. He researches LGBTQ+, mental health, disability and early literacy. In 2018, he became co-convenor of the BERA SIG for Mental Health...

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Suzanne Culshaw, Dr

Researcher at University of Hertfordshire

Dr Suzanne Culshaw is a part-time Research Fellow in the School of Education, University of Hertfordshire, where she held a PhD scholarship. Her doctoral research explored what it means to be struggling as a teacher; Suzanne’s conceptualisation...

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