Karen Barry

Karen Barry is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania. She has 20 years research experience in plant health for agriculture and forestry, as well as substantial lecturing and PhD supervision experience. In recent years a large part of her focus has been on graduate research management and skills development, including within her capacity as a deputy associate dean (research). Her ORCID iD is 0000-0003-2297-7931.

Who Might Address Research Candidates’ Off-the-Charts Stress?

Graduate research candidates are the powerhouse of research in universities, yet many have reported feelings of isolation, burnout, and career uncertainty. Karen Barry reports on a study of Australian research candidates which found that increasing numbers are suffering from heightened levels of depression, anxiety, and stress, often citing reasons related to academia’s general work processes, such as writing or publishing research or maintaining motivation while working alone on a single topic.

5 years ago