The Educator Health & Wellbeing Team is led by Professor Phil Riley from the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) strategic research centre within the School of Education at Deakin University.

We have four key focus areas:

  1. To track educator health and wellbeing via robust instruments, and regularly feed this information back to the teaching profession.
  2. To build a longitudinal, systematic picture of educator health and wellbeing.
  3. Provide policy makers with the real costs and benefits of initiatives.
  4. Contribute evidence to create healthy, safe working environments for all educators.


Our missions is to produce reliable evidence through mixed methods research that monitors educators’ occupational health, safety and wellbeing longitudinally. We use a systematic approach to identify the factors affecting the working lives of all educators. The evidence we produce is used to promote the interests of educators and the communities that they work in.
We do this by:

  • Mapping the impact that work demands and workplaces have on educators’ occupational health, safety and wellbeing
  • Researching and raising awareness about the systemic issues and social factors that shape and impact on educators’ professional lives
  • Providing research findings and reports that are tailored to the needs of different participants and stakeholders
  • Rapidly mobilising research findings


To produce relevant, evidenced-based research on the occupational health, safety and wellbeing of all educators.
We do this by:

  • Providing compelling evidence that policymakers can use to create a healthy, safe working environment promoting the occupational health, safety and wellbeing of educators
  • Providing individual educators with personalised feedback that empowers them to manage their own wellbeing
  • Developing innovative methodologies for the field
  • Building interdisciplinary approaches to educators’ occupational health, safety and wellbeing

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