Keynotes in 2018

Professor Jonathan Glazzard  

“Anxiety, Depression and Agency: Exploring the issues of Teacher Mental health”

Recent research by the Education Support Partnership indicates that there are some serious issues which need to be addressed in relation to the mental health of teachers. In my presentation I will explore the causes of poor teacher mental health and the strategies that senior school leaders can adopt to improve teacher mental health and well-being. Data were collected from two surveys which were each completed by over 600 teacher participants. In addition, qualitative data were collected from focus groups and individual semi-structured interviews. I will explore the impact of teacher mental health both on teachers and their students.


Professor Jonathan Glazzard currently leads on research in The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools. Jonathan’s research focuses on issues of discrimination and social injustice. He has used a range of methodological approaches to explore marginalisation. These include life history, auto-ethnography, fictional narratives, focus groups, semi-structured interviews, audio-diaries and participatory approaches. Jonathan previously worked as a teacher for 10 years before moving into universities to work as a teacher educator. In his current role he is Professor of Teacher Education in the Carnegie School of Education.