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Diversity in science

Understanding mental health in the research environment

Little is known about how mental health needs vary across working environments, or about how to tailor interventions to address different working populations.

The Royal Society and Wellcome Trust commissioned RAND to assess what is known about mental health in research environments through a literature review, focusing on the UK and comparable research systems. A better understanding of researchers’ mental health needs will enable the design of more effective interventions to address them, while a better understanding of evidence gaps can also help guide future research efforts in this area.