November 2017

The Moral Urgency Of Mental Health

By | November 17th, 2017|Happiness research, Philosophy|

Co-written with Peter Singer. This is cross-posted from Project Syndicate, where it original appeared.

If we can prevent great suffering at no […]

May 2017

A taxonomy of happiness interventions

By | May 18th, 2017|Happiness research, Philosophy|

Abstract: If we want to maximise happiness we should establish what the full range of options are first and then pick the best ones. As no […]

March 2017

What’s happiness for anyway? Why nature doesn’t want to keep us happy and what we can do about it. Public lecture at Oxford Brookes

By | March 1st, 2017|Happiness research, Media, Philosophy, Talks|

We’ve become wealthier, healthier, safer, smarter and long-lived over the last 60 years but, surprisingly, no happier. But if those things don’t seem to work, […]

January 2017

Advanced Tools and Techniques for Becoming Happier in 2017

By | January 16th, 2017|Happiness research, Personal, Philosophy|

Word count: 1,988

In the past, I’ve thought New Year’s Resolutions were a waste of time. If something is important enough to start, shouldn’t it be important […]

October 2016

Learning To Love The Rain

By | October 18th, 2016|Personal|

People hate rain. You don’t need to ask them. You can just tell. Brollys go up and eyes down as people hurriedly dodge puddles on […]

September 2016

4 Reasons Almost All Happiness Advice Sucks (But Not This Article, Obviously)

By | September 24th, 2016|Happiness research|

[You haven’t found the droids you were looking for]

Reading time: 3-5 minutes, 1200 words, 5 pics, only one of a topless Arnold Schwarzenegger

Realistically, I’d […]

May 2016

If you had a billion pounds and an urge to maximise world happiness, what should you do?

By | May 5th, 2016|Happiness research, Philosophy|

What should a billionaire do to maximise human happiness?

Reading time: 11-14 minutes

[Note to reader. This is a draft 5,000-word essay that […]

April 2016

Becoming Depressed Was The Worst And Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

By | April 29th, 2016|Personal|

I wrote an article for The Tab – I had depression, now I study a PhD in happiness at Oxford University – published 29/04/2016


These days, […]

How To Life A Happy Life – Interview With University Of Oxford

By | April 29th, 2016|Happiness research, Philosophy|

I was recently interviewed as part of Oxford’s How To Life A Happy Life, one of their Research In Conversation series. The link […]

January 2016

Can We Make The World Happier? If So, How?

By | January 26th, 2016|Philosophy|

[Note to reader: this is a 2,000 word philosophy essay, rather than a easy-read blog post. It’s a work in progress, and comments very welcome]

Reading time: […]

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