Psychological stressors and behavioural implications during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

This research is a collaboration between researchers around the globe. We want to explore and map the various things that have affected people’s wellbeing, experiences, and behaviours during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to help policy makers and governments understand how to facilitate pandemic responses in the future, and what areas of people’s wellbeing they need to focus on in the present. In summary, we aim to help researchers and policy makers to take a more people-focused approach to pandemic response and recovery.

COVIDiSTRESS global survey was first launched in March 2020 under the reins of Andreas Lieberoth from Aarhus University in Denmark. The project quickly grew into a large consortium with collaborators around the globe. The current COVIDiSTRESS II – living a year with the COVID-19 pandemic is an extension of the first project. However, as a lot has happened since the first project ended (May 2020) new questions such as vaccine hesitancy have been included.

The survey is anonymous, we do not collect any personal contact details or IP addresses. We ask questions about areas such as stressors, trust, support, covid-guidelines, vaccine hesitancy/willingness, information and communication.

Principal researcher and contact details

Dr Sara Vestergren


s dot vestergren at keele dot ac dot uk 

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Keele University
Staffordshire, UK
Dr. Sara Vestergren main researcher COVIDiStTRESS