Professor Felicia Huppert

Founding Director at The Well-being Institute, University of Cambridge

Director, Well-being Institute, University of Cambridge

The principal themes of Professor Huppert's research are psychological well-being or positive mental health, and the relationship between emotion and cognition. Two distinct methodologies are used: experimental and epidemiological.

Experimental research includes randomised trials of well-being interventions such as mindfulness training, and mood induction studies.

Epidemiological studies include analysis of data from the 1946 British birth cohort study and English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) to establish the predictors of well-being and positive mental health, and their association with health-related attitudes and behaviours, early experiences and biomarkers.

Studies include the effects of mindfulness training on cognitive, physiological and neuroendocrine responses to induced stress.