Toxic Research Cultures
Season 1, Ep. 4
In this episode of The Social Universe we explore the Higher Education research cultureand the extent to which the environment we work and study in is making us sick. Join Katy and Bea as they discuss the proliferation of poor mental health in the sector and what’s fuelling it. We also discuss what needs to change and the challenges PGRs face when standing up to so-called ‘toxic research cultures’. To lean more check out the reports and articles we referenced inthe episode:Welcome Trust Report on Research Cultures Mark Erickson, Paul Hanna & Carl Walker article including a staff satisfaction league table Are you in a Bullshit job? Article by David Grarber (see also his book Bullshit Jobs, A Theory)UCU report into casualization affecting mental health If you are affected by the issues we discuss, or want to seek help, support or guidance about an issue we raised,here are some places to start:Join UCU. Check out the PGR Charter and tools on bullying, harassment and Stress The Mind guide to managing your studiesAs always, thanks to ProleteR for the music, licensed under creative commons- check them out on the socialnetworks.