Mission statement

Our goals are to consider how people´s health and well-being can be defined, measured and improved in ways that help policy-makers determine the best use of scarce resources, and to investigate the determinants of well-being insofar as these are relevant to policy formulation.

The centre is a truly interdisciplinary one, bringing together people from such disciplines as:

  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Political science
  • Geography
  • Criminology
  • Animal and plant sciences
  • Public health
  • Mental health.

Throughout its activities, the Centre aims to combine theoretical development with policy relevance. It is fully committed to building its research portfolio, and becoming a leading international research centre in a major UK university.

CWiPP currently includes representatives from many departments and sections of the University. CWiPP provides a unique opportunity to bring together a wide range of disciplines concerned with this field. This has resulted in a number of substantive outputs. These include:

  • The work of the ESRC funded workshop on valuing the intangible costs of crime that involved members from ScHARR, economics, psychology and criminology.
  • Occasional workshops around specific topics – including analysing the BHPS data and developing a core set of well-being questions for primary research.
  • Numerous research grants from government agencies and research councils including examining the social value of a QALY, two Defra projects, a Welsh Assembly grant, an EPSRC studentship and a recent MRC grant.