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ISQOLS Annual Conference: Rotterdam 25-28, August 2020

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Conference Speakers:

Arnold Bakker

(Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Arnoldus Bastiaan Bakker is a Dutch industrial and organizational psychologist and Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the secretary general of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology, and the former president of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Joanna Coast

University of Bristol

Honorary Professor, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham

Jo's research interests lie in the theory underlying economic evaluation (including capability), developing broader measures of outcome for use in economic evaluation (including measures of capability, particularly the ICECAP suite of meaures), health care decision making, the economics of antimicrobial resistance and the organisation of care, particularly end of life care. She currently holds a Wellcome Investigator Award to develop a life-course approach to measuring capability for economic evaluation of health and social care interventions. Jo also has a methodological interest in the use of qualitative methods in health economics and is recognised as an international authority in this field; her edited book on Qualitative Methods for Health Economics was published in July 2017. She has published extensively in all of these areas.

Jan-Emmanuel de Neve

Oxford University

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve is Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy at Saïd Business School and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford. His research interests are in behavioral economics and political economy. The underlying theme throughout his research is the study of human wellbeing. Jan has joined John Helliwell, Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs as co-editor of the next World Happiness Report. He is also Deputy Principal Investigator for the ESRC What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

Karina Nielsen

University of Sheffield

Karina Nielsen is Professor of Work Psychology and Director of the Institute for Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield. She is a research affiliate at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and adjunct professor of Griffith University Australia. Her research interests lie within the area of new ways of working and job redesign. She is particularly interested in the evaluation of organizational interventions and ways to develop methods to understand how and why such interventions succeed or fail.

She has published more than 100 articles, books and book chapters in international outlets. She is currently on the editorial boards of Human Relations, The Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Business and Psychology and is an associate editor of Work & Stress. She has published her work in journals such as Human Relations, Work & Stress, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Ruut Veenhoven

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Ruut Veenhoven studied sociology and is also accredited in social psychology and social-sexuology. He is emeritus-professor of 'social conditions for human happiness' at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands and extra-ordinary professor at North-West University in South Africa.

Veenhoven's current research is on subjective quality of life. Major publications are: 'Conditions of happiness' (1984), 'Happiness in nations' (1993), 'The four qualities of life' (2000) and 'Greater happiness for a greater number: Is that possible and desirable?' (2010). Veenhoven also published on abortion, love, marriage and parenthood.

Veenhoven is director of the World Database of Happiness and a founding editor of the Journal of Happiness Studies













The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies(ISQOLS) is an international society whose purpose are to promote and encourage research in the field of quality-of-life (QOL) studies. Established in 1995 by a group of academic colleagues who have long engaged in quality-of-life research, ISQOLS became an interdisciplinary and professional home that binds scientists doing quality of life or well-being research in the basic and applied social and behavioral sciences.


The Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) is a scientific institute where happiness is studied. Happiness is defined as the subjective enjoyment of one's life as a whole. The mission of EHERO is to contribute to greater happiness for a greater number of people. EHERO does this by providing evidence based knowledge about happiness, with the aim of promoting better informed choices throughout society, be it at the level of governments, organizations or individuals. EHERO provides knowledge in three ways: 1) by gathering existing knowledge, 2) by developing new knowledge and 3) spreading knowledge. EHERO is based in the Erasmus School of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Erasmus University Rotterdam ( Erasmus University Rotterdam (Dutch: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam [is a public university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The university is named after Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, a 15th-century humanist and theologian. Erasmus University Rotterdam is a world-class research university. It is globally recognised for high-quality education and research, and it ranks 70th in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019.

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)




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