Staff Mental Health Champion - John Foot

John Foot, Professor of Modern Italian History, 17 Woodland Road

"I am an experienced academic who has worked in universities for 25 years. I have also studied mental illness and mental health policies as part of my research. I believe that staff mental health is a serious issue which needs to be discussed far more openly amongst colleagues without fear of stigma or discrimination. I am interested in helping colleagues find help and connecting up services across the university and beyond, and exploring ways to control and discuss workload, bullying, stress and anxiety within our institutions and workplaces."