Fieldwork and wellbeing manual

This page is a resource developed by and for researchers by the Centre for Research on Language Diversity (formerly the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology). It offers advice on a wide range of personal issues to researchers who will be carrying out community-based language documentation projects.

In celebration of fieldwork

Staying safe

  1. Fire or theft
  2. Illness and injury
  3. Civil unrest
  4. Personal attack
  5. Personal issues
  6. Personal relationships in the field
  7. Weather conditions
  8. Personal wellbeing and mental health
  9. Alcohol and drugs
  10. Personal hygiene
  11. Food
  12. Water
  13. Sleep
  14. Fitting in
  15. Religion

Risk management

Useful readings