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Juliet Michaelson

Senior Researcher and Programme Co-ordinator at the new economics foundation (nef)

Juliet Michaelson

Juliet manages a number of research projects which explore the measurement of well-being and its implications for policy, including work on National Accounts of Well-being and the Happy Planet Index. She is an author of nef 's contribution to the UK national debate on well-being: Measuring our progress: The power of well-being. and is a member of the Technical Advisory Group working with the UK Office for National Statistics on Measuring National Well-being. She recently co-ordinated the work of an expert consortium which designed a repeat module of well-being questions for the Round 6 European Social Survey.

Juliet has worked on projects examining the implications of well-being research for policy areas such as the built environment, housing and public health. She has led nef's work on well-being and local government, involving discussions with local authorities about embedding a well-being approach across their activity. She is also involved in nef's work on BRAINPOoL, a cross-Europe FP7-funded project examining how to increase the use of alternative indicators in policy.

Previously Juliet worked in public sector consultancy, and carried out large-scale social survey research at the National Centre for Social Research. She holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.




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The road outside the Scottish parliament building. Credit: Mike Grote

Looking beyond GDP with the Humankind Index

As we launch the Humankind Index policy assessment tool, guest bloggers Charles Seaford and Juliet Michaelson of the new economics foundation explain how the Humankind Index is helping to make...