Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide

Online ISBN: 9781118539415

DOI: 10.1002/9781118539415

About the editors


General editor

Cary L. Cooper, CBE, is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University, past President of the British Association for Counseling & Psychotherapy (BACP), President of RELATE, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, and Editor of Stress and Health. He is the author or editor of over 120 books, has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV, and radio.

Volume editors

Volume 1: Wellbeing in Children and Families

Susan H. Landry, a developmental psychologist, is the Albert and Margaret Alkek Chair in Early Childhood and Michael Matthew Knight Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. She is Director and Founder of the Children’s Learning Institute. Her research examines biological and environmental influences on children's development using parent-child and early childhood classroom intervention studies. She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, over 20 book chapters, and a monograph describing the findings of these research studies.

Volume 2: Wellbeing and the Environment

Rachel Cooper, OBE, is Professor of Design Management and Policy at the University of Lancaster, UK. She led the 'Vivacity 2020' Sustainable Urban Design for the 24 Hour City project from 2003-2008, Urban Futures, a project developing alternative scenarios for sustainable regeneration from 2008-2012 and is now undertaking a five year programme of research on Liveable Cities, addressing wellbeing in low-carbon cities.

Elizabeth Burton is Professor of Sustainable Building Design and Wellbeing and founding director of the Wellbeing in Sustainable Environments research unit at the University of Warwick, UK. Her research investigates the social aspects of sustainability and how the built environment influences wellbeing, quality of life, and mental health.

Volume 3: Work and Wellbeing

Peter Chen is Professor of Management at the University of South Australia Business School and former Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. He is Fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Board of Directors for Mates in Construction SA Ltd. He served associate editor of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (2005-2010) and president of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2006-2007). Professor Chen was ranked 29th (2000-2004) based on ISI citation impact in 30 management journals.He is the co-author of Correlation: Parametric and Nonparametric Measures (2002), and has written or co-written over 90 journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries.

Volume 4: Wellbeing in Later Life

Thomas B. L. Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Newcastle Initiative for Changing Age at Newcastle University, UK. His research is focused on the science of aging and on understanding how genes, as well as non-genetic factors such as nutrition, influence longevity and health in old age. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and has won several international prizes for his research. His books include The End of Age (2001), Chance, Development and Aging (with Caleb Finch, 2000), and the award-winning Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging (1999).

Volume 5: The Economics of Wellbeing

David McDaid is Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health Economics at LSE Health and Social Care and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is involved in a wide range of work on the economics of mental and physical health and wellbeing in the UK, Europe, and beyond. He has served as an advisor to organizations including the European Commission, World Health Organization, and national governments. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and reports, including studies looking at the case for investing in measures to promote and protect health and wellbeing.He is co-editor of Mental Health Policy and Practice Across Europe (2007) and co-author of Because It's Worth It: A Practical Guide to Conducting Economic Evaluations in the Social Welfare Field (2003).

Volume 6: Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing

Felicia A. Huppert is Emerita Professor of Psychology, Director of the Well-being Institute at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Professor at the Centre for Positive Psychology and Education, University of Western Sydney, Australia. She headed the consortium that developed national indicators of wellbeing for the European Social Survey and is a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Measuring National Well-being Program, which is run by the UK Office for National Statistics. Her research interests include mindfulness-based approaches to interventions to improve wellbeing in children and adults, such as the Mindfulness in Schools Project. She is co-editor of the four-volume series Happiness and Well-being (2011) and The Science of Well-being (2005).

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