Mental health and wellbeing in doctoral students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME)

Lynam, Siobhan, Lafarge, Caroline ORCID:, Milani, Raffaella Margherita ORCID: and Worrell, Marcia (2020) Mental health and wellbeing in doctoral students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME). British Educational Research Association.

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There is a large body of evidence for the poor mental health of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in higher education settings (Peluso et al., 2011), leading to the Higher Education Academy calling for higher education (HE) institutions to embed information and support on mental wellbeing into teaching and learning strategies (Houghton & Anderson, HEA 2017).
There is a dearth of research on doctoral students. The limited evidence available suggests that doctoral students may experience a greater degree of difficulty with maintaining good levels of mental health and wellbeing compared to undergraduate students (Peluso et al., 2011). Evidence also suggests that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) doctoral students face specific challenges that are not addressed by universities’ support structures (Peluso et al., 2011). The objective of this study was to explore the mental health and wellbeing of doctoral students from BAME backgrounds.

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Keywords: Higher education, Policy, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education Race, Ethnicity and Education Teacher Education and Development
Subjects: Education > Higher education > HE pedagogies
Depositing User: Siobhan Lynam
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 16:12
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:12


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