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Transitions, wellbeing and mental health: Education after Lockdown

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The global pandemic has resulted in educators and students experiencing multiple and multi-dimensional transitions. These include academic, social, psychological, and cultural transitions. For some, these transitions have been experienced positively but for others, particularly young people, these transitions have been negative. Many students in higher education have not adapted well to online learning and nationally this has resulted in negative student feedback on the National Student Survey. Mental ill health has increased, with one in six young people reporting mental distress for the first time in their life.

Unprecedented disruption to education and social isolation during the pandemic has contributed to elevated rates of anxiety among young people. Educators take a huge burden of responsibility for the wellbeing of their students and without adequate support, this is often to the detriment of their own wellbeing. Across the UK, many families have experienced loss of employment. Those young people living in poverty were already significantly disadvantaged and the inequalities endured during extended periods of lockdown have seen pre-existing gaps in attainment, and physical and emotional health, grow ever wider.

As we adapt to life after lockdown, we are interested in considering the implications of these experiences for children, young people and educators across early years, primary, secondary, further, and higher education. Transitions are ongoing and therefore individuals will require ongoing support to adapt. This conference will provide an opportunity to showcase the latest research on educational transitions post-pandemic and foster opportunities for debate, research collaboration and identify implications for educational practice.

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Chairs

Jonathan Glazzard, Professor

Professor of Inclusive Education at Leeds Beckett University

Jonathan Glazzard is Professor of Inclusive Education at Leeds Beckett University. He is Director for the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and he researches mental health, disability and early reading development in children and young...

Michelle Jayman, Dr

Researcher/Lecturer at University of Roehampton

Michelle Jayman is a developmental psychologist with a strong background in education and extensive work experience in schools. She is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton and a Champion for the British Psychological Society...

Anthea Rose
Anthea Rose, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Lincoln

Dr Anthea Rose is an experienced cross-discipline education and social science researcher with a specific interest in mental health, gender and social justice. Her work is framed within education and social policy and she is particularly...

Speakers

Divya Jindal-Snape, Professor

Professor of Education, School of Education and Social Work 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...

Beth Hannah

University of Dundee

Elizabeth Hannah is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education and Social Work. She has worked as an educational psychologist in a number of local authorities in Scotland since qualifying in the early 1980s and...

Tracey Colville

University of Dundee

Dr Tracey Colville is a Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education, Social and Community Education. She is currently on a career break from her post as Depute Principal Educational Psychologist in Edinburgh Psychological...

Claire Fox, Dr

Reader in Educational Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Human Psychology from Aston University in 1996 and a PhD from Keele University in 2002. I re-joined the School of Psychology at Keele University in September 2004 as a Teaching Fellow and Learning Support...