Australian scientists' morale hits rock bottom amid university job cuts

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
October 10 2021 - 6:30pm
Science and Technology Australia chief executive Misha Schubert said governments needed to invest more into science and employers needed to figure out how to make scientists' jobs more secure. Picture: supplied

Morale among scientists has plummeted this year as the effects of COVID and insecure work push them to the brink.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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