ESRC Fellowship awarded to Dr Jacks Bennett

Dr Jacks Bennett has been awarded an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship to continue her work focused on student mental health and wellbeing in university settings. The year-long post which starts in October 2023 will allow her to build on her doctoral research evaluating the impact of new wellbeing support provision at a UK university – one of the first health studies of its kind in higher education. Jacks aims to extend that research to examine the links between differing demographics and social factors for student mental health and academic outcomes. The fellowship means Jacks can also strengthen existing collaborations with SMARTEN researchers working in the student wellbeing field, building on the mental health measurement work already underway.