Professor Huppert is internationally renowned for her work on the science of well-being and the promotion of human flourishing. Her research examines the causes and consequences of well-being using data from large population samples, longitudinal studies, and intervention programs such as the Mindfulness in Schools Project. Felicia spends part of the year in the UK, where she is Director of the Well-being Institute at the University of Cambridge, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology. She advises the UK Government and international bodies on the measurement of well-being and policies to enhance well-being. In addition to numerous published papers, her edited books include the seminal publication ‘The Science of Well-being’ (OUP, 2005), a four-volume set ‘Major Works in Happiness and Well-being’ (Routledge, 2011), and a new book ‘Interventions and Policies to Enhance Well-Being’ (Wiley, forthcoming).
Professor Huppert’s research interests include: analysing the individual, relational, and socio-demographic factors associated with well-being in representative population samples; examining the causes and consequences of flourishing in longitudinal studies; conducting intervention studies to investigate the effectiveness of programs to enhance well-being, including the benefits of mindfulness training for adolescents; and developing robust, multi-dimensional measures of psychological well-being.