Digital communication and work stress in universities

(ARC Discovery Project DP190100853) 

We are eager for all university employees to participate in our 4-year national project on the impact of digital communication and technological change in Australia’s public universities. 

In a short online survey, we’d like you to answer questions about your work, including email load, work engagement, work-home conflict, fatigue and recovery, and your sleep quality and quantity so that we can learn about your experiences at work and its impact on your well-being. 

During these challenging times in particular, the aim of our study is to assess employee well-being across multiple universities which will assist in identifying key priority areas to promote healthier and safer work environments. 

For this reason, we would be most grateful for your participation in this survey as well as future surveys.  

Please use this LINK  to access our 20-30 minute survey. This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee (202315). 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Research Associate Dr Amy Zadow (

Thank you again for your help with our project. It is very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Professor Maureen F. Dollard, Chief Investigator (CI), Centre for Workplace Excellence, UniSA Justice & Society

CI Dr Silvia Pignata, STEM and Centre for Workplace Excellence, UniSA Justice & Society

CI Professor Kurt Lushington, UniSA Justice & Society

PI Professor Arnold Bakker, Erasmus University Rotterdam