Teachers play a crucial role in students’ lives as such have responsibilities that are varied and complex. Teachers are not only responsible for ensuring that students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for navigating complex futures, they are also expected to facilitate students social and emotional development and ensure that their individual needs are met. In recent years, teachers have had to develop the skills necessary to delivery digital and hybrid learning experiences, manage their work in resource constrained environments and deal with bureaucratic and administrative burdens.

We investigate how teachers work roles and work environments impact on their health and wellbeing. We have undertaken numerous studies in Australia and conduct longitudinal research with New Zealand school teachers.