Longitudinal Research


We conduct longitudinal research with educators at all levels of the education system, from early childhood through to tertiary education, to improve our understanding of the relationship between their work environments and health and wellbeing. Our longitudinal research maps many different aspects of educators’ work environments (workload, work demands, relationships at work etc.) and measures several key indicators of mental and physical health. We aim to identify patterns of change in educators’ work and wellbeing and to investigate how work impacts on the health and wellbeing of education professionals.

Research Significance

By understanding the relationship between educators work environments and their health and wellbeing, we aim to highlight the key factors shaping educators work and wellbeing and support the development of healthy, safe working environments.

Key Research Projects

  • Principal health, safety and wellbeing in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Finland and Hong Kong
  • Teacher health and wellbeing in Australia and New Zealand
  • Early childhood educators in New Zealand
  • University Staff in Australia