Addressing the research crisis in the face of precarious circumstances for academics: Opinion

August 23, 2021
In the face of COVID-19, Jenny Pickerill describes how many academics have experienced exhaustion, escalating care responsibilities, and other restrictions on their work during the pandemic. Pickerill says that PhD researchers and early career academics in particular have received little support, while those with care duties have faced “impossible” demands. The author argues that academics should prioritize supporting the work of more precarious colleagues, push back against growing teaching responsibilities in order to reclaim time for research, and avoid becoming habituated to higher levels of stress. Times Higher Ed (Paywall) (Editorial)