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Felicia Huppert

        

  

Professor Felicia Huppert | Founder | is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. She also holds a Professorship in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, at ACU in Sydney. Felicia's current research focuses on four main areas: major studies of the effects of mindfulness training for both teachers and students; a Templeton funded project on well-being and compassionate care in a healthcare setting; analysis of the effects of the global financial crisis on well-being; and development of a psychometrically robust multi-dimensional measure of subjective well-being to guide research and policy.

 

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Dr Kai Ruggeri | Executive Director | is a senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD at Queen's University, Belfast, focusing on statistical methods in social sciences. He is also the director of the Junior Researcher Programme in psychology, plus holds visiting positions at the HEC Paris (Qatar) and the University of Iceland. His work is on the translation of scientific evidence into economic policy that considers health and well-being as primary outcomes of interest.

 

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Ingeborg Farver-Vestergaard | Visiting Doctoral Student | is a PhD fellow at Aarhus University, Denmark. She has conducted a large, randomised controlled trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. In Cambridge, she focuses on ways of communicating such healthcare-related research evidence to inform practice and policy.

Áine Maguire | PhD Student | is a doctoral student at Trinity College, Dublin. Áine joined Cambridge with the Policy Research Group in October 2014, and has worked on a variety of projects including a systematic review of treatments for rare cancers. Her primary contribution to the Well-being Institute was being one of the key members of the ESRC-funded project on well-being in Europe before and after the financial crisis.

Eduardo García Garzón | PhD Student | is a doctoral student at the Universidad Autonomá, Madrid. Edu joined Cambridge with the Policy Research Group in March 2014, and has worked on a variety of projects including studying decision-making of patients. His primary contribution to the Well-being Institute was being one of the key members of the ESRC-funded project on well-being in Europe before and after the financial crisis.