Founding Director of the Well-being Institute at the University of Cambridge
Felicia is an internationally renowned psychologist with a long-standing interest in wellbeing and the promotion of human flourishing. She undertakes research on mindfulness and compassion in education and healthcare and has an interest in the application of mindfulness and compassion training in organisations, politics and policy making.
What does contemplative practice mean to you?
Contemplative studies offers a deep understanding of the nature and outcomes of practices that make us aware of how we relate to ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we relate to the world around us. Through this understanding, contemplative studies have the potential to create a world that is better and fairer for all, and one that honours the well-being of future generations.
Professor Felicia Huppert is a psychologist with a long-standing research interest in the science of wellbeing and the promotion of human flourishing. Her current research focuses on studies of the effects of mindfulness and compassion training in education, healthcare and business organisations and the application of a high quality multi-dimensional measure of subjective wellbeing to guide research and policy. Felicia is Founding Director of the Well-being Institute at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney's Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group. She is Director of the Australian Compassion Council Scholars Network.