The Social Universe


Toxic Research Cultures

Season 1, Ep. 4

In this episode of The Social Universe we explore the Higher Education research culture

and 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 in

the episode:


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:

As always, thanks to ProleteR for the music, licensed under creative commons- check them out on the social


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