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AnnouncementsInternational Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference
The International Journal of Wellbeing is planning its third major conference on wellbeing and public policy. Location and date to be confirmed.
The International Journal of Wellbeing, an open access interdisciplinary academic journal on wellbeing, launched in 2011 and shot to prominence. Our articles were downloaded over 100,000 times and cited over 100 times in just our first two years. Many of the best wellbeing scholars are on our editorial board or have published with us. See our content and learn how to submit your quality wellbeing research here.
Latest News26 May 2017: I presented "Does increasing national happiness require decreasing freedom or determining social values?" at the symposium "Quality of life research: An interdisciplinary discussion" held at Auckland University of Technology. See the slides here.
12 May 2017: I presented
"Watch the James Dean and Duration Neglect hypotheses crash and burn: Lessons for experimenters" at the Empirical Philosophy Workshop at Victoria University of Wellington. See the slides here.
30 April 2017: The book Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health is now available. I have a chapter on Wellbeing Policy with Aaron Jarden in the edited volume. See it here.
12 April 2017: I presented my keynote address, "What is good for you? The philosophy of well-being", at the "Faculty panel event with guest Dan Weijers", at California State University Sacramento.
11 April 2017: I presented "Does the future matter more for wellbeing than the past? Experimental evidence and the importance of perspective" to the CSUS Philosophy Club at California State University Sacramento. See the slides here.
27 March 2017: The open access book "Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science" has been been published. I have a chapter in it, co-authored with Aaron Jarden, about the International Journal of Wellbeing and issues in open access scientific publishing practices. Read the book here.
26 March 2017: I reached 200 citations on Google Scholar! See my profile here.
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Summary Academic InformationProfile:
I am a permanent Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in the philosophy department at the University of Waikato, in New Zealand. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Sacramento, and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Victoria University of Wellington. I was born in England, lived in New Zealand for 20 years, California for 2 years, and now live in Hamilton, New Zealand with my wife, Linda, and two sons, Eli and Asher.
Political Philosophy, Public Policy, Experimental Philosophy, Climate Justice, Moral Psychology, Philosophy of Psychology, Bioethics, Neuroethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy of Law, Business Ethics, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Behavioral Economics, and The Meaning of Life.
Current Academic Roles:
My PhD (entitled Hedonism and Happiness in Theory and Practice) examines various topics at the intersection of happiness and philosophy. Many chapters are interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from psychology, economics and other disciplines.
Selected Recent and Forthcoming Publications (2016-):
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