About the Centre
The Wellbeing Research Centre is an interdisciplinary research group focused on the empirical study of wellbeing.
Our Centre aims to be a stimulating home for scholars engaged in world-class research on wellbeing across the life course and in the context of schools, businesses and public policy. The Centre also functions as a platform for knowledge exchange for affiliated scholars at the University of Oxford and beyond. The general aim of our Centre is to advance our collective understanding of human wellbeing and to help communities around the world put wellbeing at the heart of their decision-making and to effectively improve the quality of life for current and future generations.
The main focus of our research is on measures that capture how people feel about their lives and what the causes and consequences are of differences in wellbeing between individuals as well as changes over time.
We seek to advance the research frontier using interdisciplinary and empirical approaches often leading us to collaborate with institutional partners that help enable and apply research insights. Our research agenda tends to address questions along four research streams: Measurement, Cause and Effect, Policy and Interventions, and The Future of Wellbeing.
Research findings by the group have been published in the leading academic journals across multiple disciplines including Nature, Science, The British Medical Journal, Psychological Science, PNAS, and Management Science and have been reported on in the world’s premier news outlets.Research publications