Understanding why bullying in academia occurs, exploring solutions to stop it: Editorial


In a recent Nature podcast, journalist Adam Levy interviews Morteza Mahmoudi (Michigan State University) and geoscientist Chris Jackson about bullying in academia. Mahmoudi and Jackson discuss the various impacts of bullying in academia, including mental health problems and an exodus from the sector, and talk about how aspects of academic institutions can create an environment that is conducive to bullying. Mahmoudi and Jackson identify a few measures individuals can take if they become the target of bullying, including documenting everything, taking collective action with allies, and learning about the internal and external resources available to them.