About the Project

Resilient Academics


A collaborative project by The University of Melbourne, University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore, funded by Universitas 21


The COVID-19 pandemic has foregrounded the importance of individual and collective resilience, forcing each one of us to face challenges that may threaten our lives and livelihoods. Some academics have been able to adapt to this new paradigm, and even thrive. This project will set out to uncover some of the strategies shared by individual academics who have been successfully navigating this crisis.


What makes or breaks one’s ability to thrive in this crisis? Hearing stories people tell about themselves can help academics understand how their identities are transformed during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the longer-term recovery from adversity through the development of resilience strategies.

A series of reflexive narrative posts and podcast interviews will be curated from diverse members of an international academic community, which can help support other academics to reflect on their own evolving academic identities and develop resilient strategies.


The project has been approved by the relevant Human Research Ethics Committee at each institution: 2020-14456-12639-2 (UOM), EA200087 (HKU), and 2020-559 (NUS).


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