About the Research


The New Zealand Principal and Senior Leader Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey is a confidential research survey, conducted by Deakin University, independent of all employer groups, professional associations and unions.


The research is contributing to global results, which will build a longitudinal picture of the health and wellbeing of principals and senior leaders nationally and eventually internationally. These trends will be provided to policy makers in annual "State of the Nation" reports about the real, but often hidden, costs and benefits of initiatives such as changes to NCEA, tomorrow’s schools’ reforms and of course of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Participants in this research will be able to track their occupation-related health and wellbeing over time, with a confidential, individual health and wellbeing report based on their survey results each year.



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