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Happiness and Health Workshop - Shaping Future Research & Practice

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The Alan Walters Building

University of Birmingham

Pritchatt's Road

Birmingham

B15 2SB

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Happiness and wellbeing are increasingly on the national and international agenda. The University has a wealth of research expertise covering all aspects of the topic. As a major employer, it is also committed to creating an environment where staff wellbeing is clearly understood and a recognised priority. The aims of this workshop are to:

  1. Explore the range of (UoB) research that can inform “happiness” initiatives in the workplace

  2. Facilitate a cross-campus network of interdisciplinary research

This workshop brings together a group of thought leaders and practitioners, all with expertise and experience relating to aspects of Wellbeing and a common interest in developing world class research partnering with colleagues, bringing together expertise across the institution with best practice experience.

Everyone from across the University with an interest or role in this area, is encouraged to attend this unique and important day to share ideas on how we can best shape and develop this agenda, to create world class multi-disciplinary research and influences a programme that positively impacts the wellbeing of all University colleagues.

Places are limited, and all UoB colleagues are welcome. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please book your place via our Eventbrite page and we shall look forward to seeing you on the day.

Should you have any queries re the day, please contact Sophie Sinclair s.c.sinclair@bham.ac.uk

Agenda for the day

09:30: Event opening registration and welcome (Prof Myra Nimmo)

10:00: 'Is ignorance bliss? Unrealistic self-assessments and happiness' (Dr Anneli Jefferson , Philosophy)

10:20: Happiness – how do we measure it and how does it affect our bodies? (Professor Anna Whittaker, SportExR)

10:40: How are happiness and health linked by capabilities (things people are able to do and to be)? (Dr Iain Law, Philosophy)

11:00: Coffee break

11:30: Q1: How can we measure happiness in our workplace? - Break out groups address Q1

12:15: Feedback from Q1

12:30: Lunch

13:30: Well-being and work: working time, work-life balance, and flexible working arrangements’ (Dr Dan Wheatley, Business School)

13:50: Practical solutions (Ross Gardner, Lloyds Banking Group)

14:10: Wellbeing projects in action (Cardiff University)

14:30: Q2 How do you embed a healthy lifestyle into your workplace? - Break out groups address Q2

15:15: Feedback for Q2

15:30: Summary and Plenary (Matthew Broome)

16:00: Close

PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS FOR UoB STAFF ONLY

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