Mapping and Diagnosing Mental Health in/and the UK University Sector
The mental health and wellbeing of UK university staff and students are reported to have seriously deteriorated. Rather than taking this ‘university mental health crisis’ at face value, we carry out network and discourse analyses to investigate the policy assemblages through which the ‘crisis’ is addressed. Our project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
The MapUKHE project is conducted by four UK academics based at the universities of Lincoln, Glasgow, and York. We combine expertise in medical humanities, history, mental health, qualitative social scientific methods, critical university studies, complex systems and network analysis.
This project maps, through the use of Neo4J database and visualisation, the complex network of sectoral, para-sectoral and private organisations reshaping the operations—and the occupational and pedagogical characteristics—of the twenty-first century UK university.