CWiPP Members

The Centre is headed by Professor Aki Tsuchiya and Professor Ian Bache. The Centre includes representation over a broad range of research interests.

Each person's name below links through to their personal departmental website profile.


Aki Tsuchiya (co-Director of CWiPP) is a Professor of Health Economics with a joint appointment between the Department of Economics and the School of Health and Related Research. She has a research interest in the measurement and valuation of health and wellbeing; and in the valuation of inequalities in these.
Ian Bache (co-Director of CWiPP) is a Professor in the Department of Politics. He has research interests in understanding how well-being has risen up the agenda in a range of political arenas and the potential implications for politics and policy of new measures of social progress.
Dimitris Ballas (member of CWiPP Exec group) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography. His current research interests include economic geography, social and spatial inequalities, social justice, exploring geographies of happiness and well-being and socio-economic applications of
GIS.
Alvaro Martinez-Perez (member of CWiPP Exec group) is a Lecturer in International and Comparative Social Research Methods in the Department of Sociological Studies. His research interests include social stratification, inequalities and well-being with a focus on the family, gender, education, and labour market domains.
Tessa Peasgood (member of CWiPP Exec group) is a health economist in the School of Health and Related Research. She has an interest in measuring well-being for public policy purposes, and exploring the determinants of well-being.
John Brazier is a Professor of Health Economics at the School of Health and Related Research. He has an interest in the measurement and valuation of health and well-being for use in economic evaluation of health and social care interventions.
Alexis Foster is a research associate in the School of Health and Related Research. She is interested in how to evaluate the impact of wellbeing activities run in the third sector such as the work charities do.
Liddy Goyder is Professor of Public Health in the School of Health and Related Research. Her research interests focus on the development of the evidence base for public health interventions and aims to ensure that policy and practice in public health is based on the best available evidence.
Michelle Holdsworth is Professor of Public Health in the School of Health and Related Research. Her research interests focus on investigating determinants of dietary behaviour, within the context of wider social and ecological determinants, including the role of eating and diet on well-being of individuals, households and families.
Melanie Jones is a Professor of Management Economics in the Management School. She has a research interest in the determinants of individual subjective well-being and well-being at work in particular.
Jian Kang is a Professor in the School of Architecture. His research interests are in architectural/environmental acoustics and noise control.
Melanie Knight is the cross-cutting income capture officer for energy and environment theme at the University of Sheffield. She provides support on funding opportunities and events on this theme related to CWiPP objectives.
Clara Mukuria is a health economist in the School of Health and Related Research. She has an interest in measuring and valuing well-being and health.
Olubukola Otesile is a Research Assistant in the School of Health and Related Research. Her research interest lies in the use of technology as part of health promotion interventions especially in areas such as weight loss, physical activity, diet and well-being.
Gurleen Popli is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics. Her current research interest is in looking into the impact of socioeconomic inequalities and poverty on child development and well-being.
Kate Reed is a Senior Lecture in Medical Sociology in the Department of Sociological Studies. She has a research interest in sociology of health and illness, gender, social theory, race and ethnicity.
Donna Rowen is a health economist in the School of Health and Related Research. She has a research interest in the measurement and valuation of health and well-being.
Joanna Shapland is a Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Law. She has an interest in measuring the effects of crime on victims (QALYs on victimisation), in cost-benefit analysis of criminal justice initiatives, in the economic cost of crime and in the informal economy.
Adam Whitworth  is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography. His research interests focus on welfare-to-work reform, particularly the well-being effects of conditionality-driven employment transitions, and links between inequality and crime.