A professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge University and Director of the University’s Well-being Institute, Felicia is our lead consultant and researcher on the relationship between mindfulness and well-being.
Felicia undertakes experimental, longitudinal and cross-national research on the causes of well-being and how to enhance it. She was the lead expert on well-being for the UK Government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing (2008), headed the consortium which has developed measures of well-being for the European Social Survey across 23 countries, was advisor to the Department of Health on their new public mental health and well-being strategy (“No Health Without Mental Health, 2011”), and is currently a member of the government’s Measuring National Well-being Advisory Forum. In collaboration with Tonbridge and Hampton Schools, she has investigated the benefits of mindfulness practice for enhancing the well-being of adolescents.
Felicia’s publications include the seminal book “The Science of Well-being” (Oxford University Press, 2005).