We aim to produce rigorous and useful research for decision-makers. In order to do that better, it would really help us to know what you thought of our work in 2022.
Latest news & updates
A collection of recommended papers, articles, books, and reports from 2022.
This year, four of our publications have been awarded prizes. In this post, we provide a summary of each piece and why the judges rated them so highly.
Our charity recommendation for 2022 is StrongMinds, a non-profit that provides group psychotherapy for women in Uganda and Zambia who are struggling with depression.
We’re delighted to welcome three new members to our team: Dr Lily Yu (Grants Strategist), Dr Ryan Dwyer (Senior Researcher), and Rachel Strate (Operations Manager).
We’re excited to introduce you to our 2022 cohort of summer research fellows who will be joining us in July and August for a seven-week paid internship. Their projects will help to deepen our understanding of the nature and measurement of wellbeing and identify cost-effective ways for individuals and governments to increase it.
We discuss the progress we made in 2021, the lessons we've learned, and our plans for 2022.
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be running our summer research fellowship again this year. The fellowship provides students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience and receive personal mentoring from our research team.
A collection of recommended papers, articles, books, and reports from 2020-21.
We're delighted to welcome Samuel Dupret (Research Analyst), Joy Bittner (Operations Manager), Barry Grimes (Communications Manager), and Dr Caspar Kaiser (trustee).
This year, we are running our first Summer Research Fellowship. We received over 60 applications for the eight-week programme and we’re excited to be joined by six of the brightest up-and-coming talents in the field of subjective well-being research.
We’re looking for Summer Research Fellows to contribute to our research agenda.
In this post, we summarise our 2020 annual review, introduce our 2021-22 research agenda, and announce our latest vacancies.
Our strategy has developed significantly since we launched in June 2019. While we continue to be interested in mental health, we are not just a charity evaluator for mental health interventions. We see ourselves as a ‘meta’ org conducting global priorities research.
We are delighted to announce that Joel McGuire has joined the Happier Lives Institute as a Research Analyst. He will be working mainly on our applied research projects.
The Happier Lives Institute was formed in late 2018 by a group of committed individuals interested in the subjects of happiness, mental health and effective altruism. Our broad aim was to find the best ways to improve global happiness.