COVID-19 career support space

This is the Academy of Medical Sciences career support space for biomedical and health researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We know that virtually all researchers will have been affected by the pandemic in some shape or form, sometimes at critical points in your careers. A large number of you have paused your research work, some returning to full time clinical duty and others redirecting your research efforts to COVID-19 related activity. Many of you have faced challenges combining caring responsibilities with work.

The Academy would like to offer support from a number of different angles; we are working in the careers policy space to assess the full impact, and ran a workshop for funders, charities, Fellows and early career researchers. You can read more in our article COVID and careers: what does the future hold?

We have also convened an Advisory Group, chaired by Professor Paul Stewart FMedSci, to develop pages for this support space on a range of topics that are emerging as the pandemic develops. Hear Professor Stewart’s thoughts on the issues facing early career researchers and hopes for future change


Alongside our initial resources on wellbeing, decompressing after a shift, and leading a team during a crisis, we are adding new videos, materials and links as time goes on. This will include looking at the importance of: facing up to inequalities in the system and embedding changes, taking a break and time to reflect, negotiating skills to secure the best work outcome for you, tackling loneliness and isolation, and building back a better research culture with a sustainable future.

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