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Organised by Professors Paul Frijters, Richard Layard and Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Unless stated otherwise, seminars are held on Thursdays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Seminars are free and open to all - to attend the 5 July seminar, please register by emailing cep.events@lse.ac.uk.


The CEP Wellbeing Programme holds regular seminars in its Enjoyment of Life series. The aim is to foster an interdisciplinary debate involving economists, psychologists, other social scientists, epidemiologists and clinical scientists to evaluate the strength of evidence linking wellbeing, biology, and health, the suitability of different research paradigms, and the social and health implications of this work. Each seminar will consist of a research presentation followed by discussion, with refreshments. [Past seminars]
All seminars, unless otherwise stated, will be held at CEP, 2nd floor meeting room (2.04), 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3PH. If you are an external visitor to LSE, please bring a copy of the email reminder with you.

For any enquiries, please contact Tajender Sagoo, either by email: t.sagoo@lse.ac.uk or telephone: +44(0)20 7955 6648

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Thursday  17 October 2019  13:00 - 14:15

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Nadia Berthouze (UCL)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  17 October 2019  13:00 - 14:15

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Nadia Berthouze (UCL)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  31 October 2019  13:00 - 14:15

Do people remember how much happy they were?

Alberto Prati (AMU)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  07 November 2019  13:00 - 14:15

Developing technologies for health, mental health and wellbeing

Rafael Calvo (Imperial)

Substantial investment from government and commercial organisationsin health technology reflects the opportunities to promote uniquely tailored, data-rich and autonomy-supportive tools at scale. Still many digital technologies for health and wellbeing go un-evaluated, lack an evidence base, or fall short of achieving the impact intended. Among the challenges to success is achieving the deep interdisciplinarity involved, which often requires continuous collaboration among medical professionals, psychologists, HCI researchers, user experience designers, software developers and end-users. While some projects lack theoretical grounding or an evidence-base, others fail to involve users effectively in order to understand their needs, perceptions and contexts, resulting in technologies that go unused. Working together, researchers in HCI, health and the social sciences can improve the processes by which digital technologies are developed and distributed for the benefit of population-wide health and wellbeing. In this presentation, I will share some of the multidisciplinary evidence-based approaches to the development of health technologies formerly taken at the Wellbeing Technologies Lab in Sydney, Australia, and now starting at Imperial college London. I will describe some ideas on the contributions HCI can make to this field, and share a number of case studies in the domains of chronic illness, sleep, mental health and doctor-patient communication.


32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  14 November 2019  13:00 - 14:15

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Koen Steemers (Cambridge)

32L 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH