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Wellbeing: The hidden impact of traumatic research

          

How one academic developed post-traumatic stress disorder due to her work

It was when she couldn’t stop crying at work that Jessamy Gleeson realised something was drastically wrong.

“There was a two-week period where I was having consistent nightmares about being chased and raped, and I had a headache that resulted in a visit to my local doctor,” the researcher, who is now based at Deakin University, tells Research Professional News in an email.

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