We investigate the impact of high workload on educators’ health and wellbeing at various levels, roles, sectors and geolocations. We examine the relationship between educators’ workload and the reported levels of general health, physical health, stress and burnout. This investigation enables us to provide international, intersectoral and within sectoral comparisons of workload and in its impacts on educators’ mental and physical health.

Research Significance

By understanding the relationship between workload and various aspects of educators’ health and wellbeing, we are able to provide research-informed evidences to support public and policy debates about the workload in education systems.

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