The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study is a study looking at perceived coercion and psychological wellbeing arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, in both the general population and frontline healthcare workers.


The aim of the COVID-19 Wellbeing Study is to explore individuals' lived experiences and perceptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to understand how these experiences, and other background factors, have impacted on your perceptions of coercion and psychological wellbeing.

The study is currently being conducted in 16 countries.

Online survey

We would like to invite you to take part in our online survey. This survey will ask about your perceptions of coercion, psychological wellbeing, coping methods and circumstances.

We will also ask for your permission to contact you to repeat a shorter version of the survey in a few months’ time.

Our participating countries' surveys:




Norway: Healthcare Workers Survey - now CLOSED

Republic of Congo


UK: Healthcare Workers Survey - Now CLOSED

UK: General Population Survey - now CLOSED

Qualitative study

We would like to invite a sample of individuals to take part in an online focus group (asynchronous virtual focus group) or individual interview.

The aim of this sub-study is to better understand how these experiences, and other background factors, have impacted on your perceptions of coercion and psychological wellbeing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic or working as a frontline healthcare worker during the pandemic.


The study is led by:

Dr Veronica Ranieri,
Ms Andrea Stoltenberg,
Prof Sarah Edwards,
Prof Sunjeev K. Kamboj,
Dr Elena Pizzo,
Ms Margot Blackman

University College London, with our collaborators in:


Prof Maria Pedreira, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Dr Rodrigo Fernandez, Universidad de Buenos Aires


Prof Bridget Hamilton, The University of Melbourne

Prof Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Flinders University

Czech Republic

Prof Jaroslav Pekara,
Medical College, Prague


Dr Selidji Maxime Agnandji,
Centre de Recherches Médicale de Lambaréné (CERMEL)


Dr Kevin McKenna, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Ms Aine McHugh, Dundalk Institute of Technology


Dr Emanuele Bizzi, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome

Dr Chiara Montaldo, Istituto Nazionale per le Malattie Infettive Lazzaro Spallanzani, Rome


Dr Danny Asogun,
Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital


Prof Roger Almvik,
Ms Hege Kristine Dahlen,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Prof Nasim Chaudry, Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning

Ms Muqaddas Rajput, Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning


Prof Jakub Lickiewicz, Jagiellonian University Medical College Krakow.


Mr Antonio Ferreira,
Casa de Saude do Telhal, Lisbon

Prof Isabel Marques,
Coimbra Nursing School (ESEnfC)

Republic of Congo

Prof Francine Ntoumi,
Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale


Prof. Hülya Bilgin,
Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa

Dr. Zeynep Zonp Özaslan,
Kocaeli University

Ms Cemile Hurrem Ayhan Balik, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa


Ms Rakhshi Memon, University College London

Prof Nusrat Husain, The University of Manchester

Prof Joy Duxbury, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Alina Haines, Manchester Metropolitan University

Prof Brian Littlechild, University of Hertfordshire


Prof Bridget Miller, Oklahoma State University


Should you encounter any difficulties during the survey, please contact:

Dr Veronica Ranieri

Should you have queries regarding the overall conduct of the study, please contact

Prof Sunjeev Kamboj

Prof Sarah Edwards