Peter Hegyi’s research group launches a survey to map the mental health of frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Peter Hegyi’s research group launches a survey to map the mental health of frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic



The purpose of the survey called,  ‘In Focus: Evaluation of Adaptive Responses of healthcare providers’ (FEAR) is to understand the mental health burdens and coping mechanisms used by frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The research is organised by the Intensive Care Unit of the Military Hospital – Hungarian Defence Forces, the  Centre for Translational Medicine and the Institute of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Pécs Medical School and the Department of Clinical Psychology and Addiction of Eötvös Loránd University.

The analysis of responses will be used to design effective systems to support healthcare workers in critical situations. The results of the research study will be published in scientific journals and presented at conferences. 

The survey is designed for healthcare workers. It will take about 10 minutes to complete and responses will remain completely confidential. Please circulate the online link to colleagues who might be interested in participating in the study. 


About Translational Medicine

Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences  From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng, Professor Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS Dr Joao Monterio and Professor Peter Hegyi MAE
Translational Medicine Conference at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. From left to right: Dr Shuang Peng, Professor Ole Petersen, Dr Joao Monterio and Professor Peter Hegyi

Translational Medicine (TM) is gaining prominence in medicine as a way to bring together basic researchers, clinicians, industry partners and policy decision makers to turn scientific knowledge into innovative therapies, medical procedures and diagnostics that benefit patients and healthcare systems. This multidisciplinary approach presents challenges, and therefore Academia Europaea launched a project to develop a model to accelerate the use of scientific knowledge for public and community benefit.  The project leaders are Péter Hegyi (University of Pécs, Hungary), Stephen Holgate (University of Southampton) and Ole Petersen (Cardiff University). 

About Professor Peter Hegyi

Professor Peter Hegyi

Professor Peter Hegyi is the Director of the Centre for Translational Medicine, in the Medical School at the University of Pécs. He leads the KETLAK study group (Translational Action and Research Group against Coronavirus). Read our interview with Professor Hegyi here.






8th October 2020. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk


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