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Posted by Open Polytechnic on 9 May 2012
Registrations are now open for the Wellbeing and Public Policy (WaPP) conference to be held in Wellington this June.
A major international conference, the purpose of the event is to bring together policymakers and world experts to discuss recent advances in wellbeing research and the application of wellbeing research to policymaking at all levels of government.
Hosted by the International Journal of Wellbeing - in conjunction with New Zealand Treasury, Statistics New Zealand, the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington and the Open Polytechnic - the conference will feature prominent wellbeing researchers and keynote speakers Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics), Robert Cummins (Deakin University), Paul Frijters (The University of Queensland) and Robert MacCulloch (University of Auckland).
“With rising academic, public and political interest in wellbeing, more and more government officials are considering using wellbeing research to inform their policy decisions. This conference will promote interdisciplinary dialogue on how wellbeing research might be applied to policy making,” says Dr. Aaron Jarden – conference organiser, New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology President, and Open Polytechnic Senior Lecturer of Psychology.
To find our more information or to register, please go to the website http://www.wellbeingandpublicpolicy.org/bulletins.html