What do progress and growth mean when we use a wellbeing lens?

Today, we are marking half a decade as a Centre, and providing new research and guidance, with:

  • A wayfinder report for policy officials – Wellbeing Evidence at the Heart of Policy updates the landmark Commission on Wellbeing and Policy with evidence-informed WISER priority policy areas. It outlines policy and practice changes across the UK; and what that means for government, business and civil society in post-Brexit Britain.

  • Three new ESRC-funded data analysis project collaborations that will fill evidence gaps to help identify what works, for whom, how, and why.Dr Daisy Fancourt, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science and Health at UCL, leads a team analyses the wellbeing impact of various activities that result from social prescribing.

    Dr Praveetha Patalay, Associate Professor at the Institute of Education and Faculty of Population Health Sciences at UCL, will bring together the data on social isolation and subjective wellbeing across the life course. Her team will do this using five British birth cohort studies.

    Dr Emily Long, MRC Skills Development Fellow, Institute of Health & Wellbeing Social Sciences, at Glasgow University, explores the impact of loneliness on the wellbeing of teens and young adults. This age-related gap was also identified in our conceptual review of loneliness, carried out in partnership with Dr Louise Mansfield and her team at the Brunel University London.

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