Work, Learning and Wellbeing

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: Norwich Business School

Abstract

Is it possible to change working practices so that workers are happier, more productive and absent less often? How can growing numbers of older workers best adapt to working later in life and find new jobs in changing labour markets? What lifelong learning opportunities do adults require in order to thrive in globalised and technologically advanced economy? What are the societal costs of ignoring worker wellbeing? This research is concerned with addressing questions such as these and identifying practical interventions, tools and processes that can protect and enhance the wellbeing of workers, adult learners and those seeking work. Wellbeing comprises many components. In relation to work- and adult learning, wellbeing is formed from multiple factors including: the experience of positive emotions in work and in learning and infrequent experience of negative emotions; job satisfaction; work-life balance; work and learning performance; skills development. Understanding such a diverse concept requires expertise from a range of research areas, including economics, education, law, public health, employment relations and psychology. This project will build upon the wealth of existing research and data to identify what can be done to protect and enhance the wellbeing of workers, adult learners and those seeking work.

In the first phase of the research, we will identify nine priority areas for action. To help us identify and refine priorities, we will engage with different user groups through public consultations. We will then address two main issues. 1. We will examine 'what works' for protecting or enhancing aspects of wellbeing. In each priority area, we will begin by identifying, systematically reviewing and evaluating the best possible research in order to identify factors that can protect or improve wellbeing. 2. Then we will examine 'what works for whom and in which circumstances'. We will do this by analysing the best existing data - for example the most comprehensive nationally and inter-nationally representative surveys. We will take the results from our reviews of existing research and examine if some factors promote wellbeing more for some groups (eg. younger workers, workers in service jobs) than for others. We will examine trade-offs and spillovers between different components of wellbeing within or between different groups. For example, do people take on new work that is difficult and stressful in the short-term so that they may acquire skills and have a more interesting job in the longer term? Do organisations that promote work-life balance also promote intergenerational benefits through the educational attainments of workers' children, as workers spend more time helping their children learn through culturally or physically rich activities? By examining what works for whom and in which circumstances, trade-offs and spillovers, we will produce a rigorous assessments of the costs and benefits of specific interventions for a range of groups.

The team will be mindful of two major principles. First, 'what works' needs to be actionable by workers, adult learners, those seeking work and those close to them (eg. line managers, educators, careers advisors, job centre staff) - so the research will focus on what can be done 'on the ground'. Second, because wellbeing is comprised of many things, we will seek interventions that offer improvements across a broad range of the elements of wellbeing and a broad range of people. By doing so the results which speak more effectively to policy actors who have to account for the inter-dependencies of specific interventions in the context of heterogeneous users.

Throughout the research, the team will engage with the public through extensive use of social and traditional media, public lectures, workshops and talks. This engagement will inform the guidance we offer so that it is heedful of the complexities, obstacles and trade-offs that stakeholders encounter when initiating action.

Planned Impact

We have a highly interactive and user-led approach to our work (as detailed in the case for support and pathways to impact). Our focus primarily is on user-benefit and user-uptake of knowledge. Nevertheless, the knowledge we produced will be a synthesis of theoretically and methodologically rigorous and systematic interrogation of the best possible research and existing data.

Beneficiaries fall into four major groups:

1) End users such as workers, adult learners, those about to enter the workforce such as students and job seekers.

2) Those that are close to end users, including GPs, trade union representatives, line managers, educators, job centre staff, careers and vocational advisors. For the end users and those close to them, benefits will come from improved understanding of wellbeing and its importance in 'living a good, productive and intellectually rich life'; how to make local adjustments in work and learning environments to protect and promote wellbeing; and, through tools and calculators to aid decision making, how different courses of action (eg. job choice) may affect different aspects of wellbeing.

3) Intermediate users, such as Local Enterprise Partnership board members, employer groups (Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Associations), further education college principals and other adult learning providers, County/City councils, public service commissioners, senior managers in private, public and voluntary organisations. For intermediate users, benefits will come through improved understanding of: wellbeing and interventions to improve wellbeing; wellbeing's contribution to organisational performance and social equality; trade-offs between performance and wellbeing; and tools and calculators for evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of wellbeing interventions.

4) High-level users, such as policy makers (politicians), implementers (civil servants, charities), influencers (professional and trades institutions and bodies such as the Institute of Directors) in the UK and elsewhere (eg. European Trade Union Confederation, EU Occupational Safety and Health Agency), and other What Works Centres (especially National Institute of Clinical Excellence {NICE}, Educational Endowment Foundation and What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth). The benefits for high-level users are similar to those for intermediate users. Improvements in understanding will be more sophisticated than other user groups, and will encompass an understanding of the evidence-base, the limitations of the evidence-base, and gaps in the evidence. There will be enhanced understanding of interventions to improve wellbeing that can be enacted, supported or encouraged through policy and how 'wellbeing' policy may contribute to, for example, national, regional and sectoral economic performance, tax revenues, and health service spend. High level users will be able to contact the team to solicit answers to specific policy questions, with answers provided through rapid evidence reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and secondary analysis as appropriate.

We will stress to all beneficiaries that interventions to improve wellbeing must be based on the best available evidence for cause and effect (which will necessarily involve developing and disseminating a simple and intuitive explanation and demonstrator for beneficiaries 1 and 2), that sometimes there may be trade-offs to be made between different aspects of wellbeing, that contextual factors need to be considered when choosing and implementing interventions, and users need to consider potential knock-on effects of unintended reductions in wellbeing outside of interventions' targets.

We have requested a total of £44,990 for our impact activities. These include: 6 conferences in cities across the UK; 3 conferences in Norwich; 90 public lectures across the UK; meetings with senior civil servants; a web-portal; briefing reports, three high quality summary reports.
 
Title Youtube video of DOP Keynote (Feb 2016) 
Description Youtube video of DOP Keynote presentation entitled 'Is wellbeing what we think it is?' on the work of the Centre, the Work and Learning programme and the opportunities for incorporating wellbeing into the practice of occupational psychologists. Team member: Kevin Daniels 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Video viewed over 500 times by members of the public interested in work psychology and wellbeing. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PXAn44JwRs
 
Description Key findings to date are:

In relation to enhancing wellbeing through improving the quality of jobs:
i) Training to improve job quality might improve well-being and may, in some cases, also improve performance
ii) Training coupled with direct improvements with job quality might improve well-being, and may, in some cases, also improve performance
iii) System wide approaches, that simultaneously enhance job quality and a range of other management practices and that are focused on worker welfare, appear to improve well-being and performance.
vi) To make successful changes, it is important that: managers engage with workers to understand their concerns; managers are committed to improving wellbeing and job quality; workers are engaged and involved in any changes; and changes to improve wellbeing are integrated with other business systems


In relation to improving social environments at work:
i) Actions to improve social functioning in workplaces through shared activities may improve well-being and a range of performance-relevant outcomes. Such actions require some input external to the workgroups concerned, favourable worker attitudes prior to the intervention and several different components.

In relation to work based learning:
i) Training and development programmes that increase the individual's personal skills to cope with stress are effective in also delivering enhanced wellbeing to the learner; this positive effect happens irrespective of whether the training uses cognitive techniques or relaxation techniques or a combination.
ii) Training and development that enhances the individual's professional capability (i.e. mastery of job specific skill) may also have positive benefits for the wellbeing of the learner.
iii) Leadership training which improves leadership skills can also improve the wellbeing of the leader and those they manage; group based learning which is more interactive is more likely to be effective.
iv) Training and development that uses on line learning methods is less effective than more extensive forms of learning in producing positive wellbeing outcomes for the learner or the organisation.
v) It remains unclear how training and development that takes place within the context of wider organisational change programs impacts on the wellbeing of learners or other organisational members.

In relation to transitions in and out of employment:
i) Unemployment is damaging to people's wellbeing regardless of their age, gender, level of education, ethnicity or part of the country in which they live. The longer the unemployment spell, the worse the effect.
ii) People do not adapt to unemployment (their wellbeing is permanently reduced)
iii) Transitions in or out of worklessness for one member of a household can also have spillover effects on the wellbeing of others - usually the spouse - in the household.
iv) Re-employment leads to higher wellbeing
Exploitation Route Our work to date has concentrated on issues of relevant to the world of work. Therefore, our research could inform changes to employment and industrial policy, changes to managerial and professional practice, changes to organisational processes and procedures.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Construction,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Retail,Transport,Other
URL http://www.whatworkswellbeing.org
 
Description Through various fora, we have had chance to inform policy, public and practitioners audiences of the benefits of wellbeing, the determinants of wellbeing and how wellbeing may be enhanced. Specific examples are given elsewhere in the submission, but have ranged from very high levels of central Government (briefings for No.10), central Government departments through local government agencies (e.g. LEPs), the third sector and professional institutions, management practitioners and the general public. Dissemination has involved multiple activities, including involvement in project steering groups, presentation at public and professional workshops, social media etc. The key challenge at the time of writing (Februrary 2016) is to demonstrate tangible actions made on the basis of the research. Involvement with project steering groups will help in this respect.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Retail,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services
 
Description Comment on Public Health England plans (Feb 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Comment on Public Health England plans to develop infographics for work and health. Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description Comments on ESRC productivity scoping document
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Feedback on ESRC plans for a productivity research programme. Email response back from ESRC was 'Thanks so much for collating all of these comments - they'll be really useful in our thinking on this. We'll be sure to take all the points on board.' Team members: Kevin Daniels, Mark Bryan, Simon de Jong, Susan Sayce
 
Description Comments on HSE WHEC paper (Jan 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Feedback HSE strategy document and incorporation of wellbeing into HSE work plans. Email response back was 'Very helpful to have your input. I much appreciate drawing on your expertise for this initiative' and feedback incorporated into WHEC report to HSE. Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description Consulted on Office for National Statistics design of productivity survey (Sep 16)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Incorporation of job quality metric into ONS measures.
 
Description Contribution to Smith Institute inquiry (Jan 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Contribution to Smith Institute inquiry into the role of employees and trade unions in meeting the productivity challenge. Several team members contributed.
 
Description Contribution to consultation on wellbeing indicators for HEFCE survey of graduates (Feb 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Feedback quoted in 'Consultation on Principles and Future Requirements for the UKs Public Interest Data About Graduates (Crust, 2016). Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description DWP Green Paper consultation submission: Corporate Governance Reform
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description DWP Green Paper consultation submission: Work Health and Disability (Feb 2017)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Dinner discussion with Tomorrow's Company to discuss corporate governance (Oct 2016 in Norwich)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Discussion on corporate governance to feed into Green Paper (released a few months later). Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description EU Civil Service
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Advice on HR reform of EU Commission - advice partly informed by WWWB evidence programme. Regular meetings with senior staff in Brussels. Team member: Sara Connolly
 
Description East of England Impact Forum for the Learning and Work Institute (Jan 2017 in Leicester)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Input into a Cabinet Office briefing on wellbeing and productivity (Oct 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Dissemination to civil servants. Email feedback was 'Thanks Kevin - really helpful, the NHS analysis sounds particularly interesting'. Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description Interview on safety management with the British Safety Council (Mar 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Interview on the importance of wellbeing in the workplace for Health and Safety professionals.
 
Description Learning and Work Institute (England) EAAL (European Agenda for Adult Learning) Impact Forum (Leicester)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Olga Tregaskis attends quarterly meetings of the Learning and Work Institute (England) EAAL (European Agenda for Adult Learning) Impact Forum. These are attended by 20 learning professionals from local government, private training firms and third sector organisations. Olga inputs wellbeing evidence on contribution of learning into the work of the Institute.
 
Description Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Care Sector Skills Executive committee (Pennoyer Centre)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Care Sector Skills Executive committee. Quarterly meetings. Role was to provide UEA link to support skills plan in the care sector and provide evidence from Wellbeing Programme. Includes15 Executive Board members from across NHS, universities, local government and care providers in Norfolk and Suffolk. Impact was providing evidence on the way in which job quality can be incorporated into jobs in the social care sector; and the role of training in enhance the quality of work outcomes for both the employee and the patient/client. Team member: Olga Tregaskis
 
Description Note to Ewan MacKinnon at the Cabinet Office (Nov 2016)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Note to Ewan MacKinnon at the Cabinet Office on why some people are able to work with a disability or health condition yet others are not. Advice to Cabinet Office. Response back was 'Thankyou - very helpful! These are some questions that are being investigated at the moment in a project in Cabinet Office, and I want to pitch in the work of the WWCW and highlight the research you are doing. I will find out more about the project on Wednesday and give you an update then'. Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description Rail Strategy Safety Board meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Phone meeting with Rail Strategy Safety Board about design of questionnaire to be used across the industry and case for wellbeing strategy. Advice incorporated on measures into strategy and questionnaire. Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description Response to No.10 commission on mental health (Jan 2017)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Dissemination to senior policy makers. Email feedback 'This is really helpful!'.
 
Description Steering group for a project on wellbeing for the Salvation Army (Nov 2016 in Southend)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Agreed to join a steering group for a project on wellbeing for the Salvation Army, 1st meeting in 2017. Met with Rebecca Keating, Director of The Salvation Army, Employment Plus and David Rowlanes, Contract Manager for The Salvation Army Work Choice. Will be working with the Salvation Army to develop a metric for evaluating the wellbeing impact of employability pilot scheme for the Autumn, with a view to rolling out across the country. They are offering us the data from the pilot. Team member: Sara Connolly
 
Description Tideway Construction Project
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Member of steering group for large scale project funded by industry and the Institution for Occupational Health and Safety to recommend and track health and safety initiatives for London's Tideway construction project (https://www.tideway.london/). To give an indication of scale, Tideway will cost around £4.2bn.
 
Description Wellbeing in Work Strategic Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Forum to improve uptake of wellbeing initiatives in businesses. Those present represented a variety of sectors and included Cabinet Office representation (c. 15 people). Team member: Kevin Daniels
 
Description ICENI seedcorn
Amount £1,827 (GBP)
Organisation University of East Anglia 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 02/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Title What works wellbeing: A guide to our evidence review methods 
Description Guide to the What Works Centre for Wellbeing's evidence review methods. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Guide published on What Works Centre for Wellbeing's website. 
URL https://whatworkswellbeing.org/evidence-review-methods-guide/
 
Description Analysis of Britain's Healthiest Workplace Survey 
Organisation RAND Europe
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We were approached by RAND, who run Britain's Healthiest Workplace Survey. Our contribution is undertake analysis of the data for academic publication.
Collaborator Contribution RAND have provided us with access to their panel data.
Impact None outputs as yet. Disciplines are economics, work and organisational psychology, employment relations
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Happiness Works 
Organisation Happiness Works Limited
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Assisting Happiness Works with analysis of an international dataset on work and wellbeing
Collaborator Contribution Dissemination
Impact No outputs as yet. Disciplines is psychology (cross-cultural and work and organisational).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Presentation given by Louise Mansfield at Interdisciplinary Research HE Day (Jun 2016 in Bournemouth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given by Louise Mansfield (rep for centre) entitled 'What Works Wellbeing: Interdisciplinary & Cross-Sector Partnership' on the work of the centre at a Interdisciplinary Research Higher Education Day in Bournemouth. Audience was academics and research support staff throughout the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Affinity at Work Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. Audience 20-30 occupational health, safety and HR professionals. Impact was dissemination of findings from across the Work and Learning programme in an interactive presentation to occupational health and HR practitioners and HSE.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Professional Development Workshop (May 2016 in Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ran interactive workshop titled 'Job Quality: Expanding our Horizons on Making Better Jobs' on findings from a systematic review on how to implement findings in practice. Feedback from conference organiser was 'Many thanks again for yesterday's session, everyone seemed to get a lot out of it'. Attended by around 20 occupational psychologists.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Business Breakfast Club Presentation (Mar 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'An Active & Behavioural Approach to Job Quality and Wellbeing', given to approximately 30 occupational health and human resource professionals. Purpose was to raise awareness of the type of work conducted by members of the Work and Learning Programme.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CBI East of England dinner (Nov 2016 in Norwich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Networking with 70 business leaders to raise awareness of the work of the Work and Learning Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cafe Conversations at Norwich Forum (Ana Sanz Vergel, May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of a UEA series of public seminars. Presentation by Ana Sanz Vergel entitled 'Work, leisure, family life: Is it possible to have it all?'. General public forum to raise awareness of and debate on key issues surrounding work and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cafe Conversations at Norwich Forum (Annilee Game and Roberta Fida, Jul 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of a UEA series of public seminars. Presentation by Annilee Game and Roberta Fida entitled 'Respectful workplaces'. General public forum to raise awareness of and debate on key issues surrounding work and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cafe Conversations at Norwich Forum (Kevin Daniels, Apr 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of a UEA series of public seminars. Presentation by Kevin Daniels entitled 'Work and Wellbeing'. General public forum to raise awareness of and debate on key issues surrounding work and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cafe Conversations at Norwich Forum (Sara Connolly, Jun 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of a UEA series of public seminars. Presentation by Sara Connolly entitled 'Beyond the Breadwinner'. General public forum to raise awareness of and debate on key issues surrounding work and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge (Feb 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One to one meeting with Tom Hook, Strategy & Programmes Director, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. We discussed 'How can increases in personal and community resilience as a result of community development and engagement be measured?' and I shared findings from our 3 systematic reviews. I will be following up with details on how organization restructuring can impact upon wellbeing.

Team member: Sara Connolly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Chair of Inside Government Conference (Oct 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Kevin Daniels was chair of the Inside Government conference. Audience was Civil Service departments, other public sector and private sector organisations. Presentations from practitioners and academics. Raised awareness of wellbeing and different initiatives to promote wellbeing and health. Feedback from conference organiser was 'I'm writing to you to thank you for taking the time to chair and attend yesterday's Workplace Health and Wellbeing forum and for contributing significantly to its success. ....The feedback I received on the day and since has been very positive and many delegates have spoken highly of the calibre and range of speakers throughout the day, not least via Twitter'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cost effectiveness workshop at Frontier Economics (Jan 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop on approaches to cost-effectiveness analysis. 10 attendees. Audience was evidence programme representatives and attendees from HMT and Frontier Economics. Meeting to move forward aim of complementing traditional cost-benefit analysis (HMT Green Book) with cost-effectiveness analysis using wellbeing as an outcome.

Team member: Mark Bryan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cross departmental working group on wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on wellbeing to civil service's cross departmental working group on wellbeing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DWP presentation (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Video conference with 23 DWP civil servants. Presentations on findings from the first three reviews of the Work and Learning Programme. Email feedback from DWP was 'Many thanks to you & the team for coming into DWP and speaking to us yesterday. I have received some really positive feedback from participants, including Marie who is the SCS evidence strategy lead. I will circulate the slides further internally to DWP and there is also interest in the reports in addition to your calls for evidence'.

Team members: Kevin Daniels, Mark Bryan, Sara Connolly, Olga Tregaskis, David Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference (Jan 17 in Liverpool) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop entitled 'Learning and Wellbeing: integrating the evidence into practice' given at Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference. 45 participants. Presentation on the work of the Centre, the Work and Learning programme and the opportunities for incorporating wellbeing into the practice of occupational psychologists.

Team member: Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC Seminar Series (Oct 2016 in Edinburgh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'Jobs and Well-being; Tying What Matters to What Works'. Around 30 participants, mainly academic but some policy and professional institutions (Scottish government, Scottish CIPD). Presentation to raise awareness of the Work and Learning Programme, the priorities for that programme, how our stakeholder engagement activities informed the programme and first findings from a systematic review.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESRC/DWP Roundtable Discussion on Work, Health and Disability Research (Feb 2017 at the IFS, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20 attendees. Audience was DWP analysts and advisors, and academics. Impact was helping to inform DWP research priorities in light of Work, Health and Disability Green paper.

Team member: Mark Bryan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Economics Foundation All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) seminar (Feb 2017 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended the New Economics Foundation All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) seminar entitled 'Crisis or opportunity? Evidence session on the future of wellbeing and work'. Key participants /audience members were MPs and members of the house of lords, union representatives, academics, representatives from think tanks including NEF and third sector organisations e.g. Action for Happiness as well as members of the public. Rough attendance was about 50 people. Impact was keeping informed of discussion around well-being in the policy arena so we can influence this discussion and key actors within it.

Team members: Chidiebere Ogbonnaya and David Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Employability and Skills Wales Convention (Oct 2016 in Cardiff) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented results of the First Transition Systematic Review at the Employability and Skills Wales Convention in presentation entitled 'Worklessness and Wellbeing: what is the evidence?'. Audience of 20-30 people, mixed practitioners, policy makers, not for profit providers. Impact was dissemination of results to stakeholders. Positive feedback at the end of session and an invitation to join the steering group on work and wellbeing for the Salvation Army.

Team member: Sara Connolly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exploring wellbeing priorities with trades union members 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation and debate concerning wellbeing priorities with trades unionists, August 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Feedback to Nina James (Cabinet Office) on wellbeing measures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dissemination to civil servants. Email feedback was 'Thanks very much for your suggestion, which sounds in line with what we're thinking'.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote presentation at Health Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'Well-being and productivity are mutually compatible not mutually exclusive. What good health can contribute to productivity'. Around 30 participants from Work Foundation, NHS and private sector. Presentation to raise of awareness of first findings from a systematic review. Coverage of a practitioner presentation at C3 Health in two on-line reports. Feedback from conference organiser was 'Thank you very much for your fascinating and insightful presentation at Tuesday's health and productivity workshop. We very much hope that you enjoyed giving the talk and we have received some great feedback from attendees'.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Launchpad event at No. 10 Downing Street (Apr 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact All day meeting to discuss policy needs for the future of work attended by around 50 civil servants and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Learning and Work Institute EAAL Research Group for State of the Nation report (Oct 2016 in Leicester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Update on centre and early findings to 20 learning professionals from local government, private training firms and third sector organisations. Involved inputting wellbeing evidence on contribution of learning into the work of the Institute. Provided outline of key results coming from the work of the What Works Wellbeing Centre and the work and Learning programme.

Team member: Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Learning and Work Institute's Learning for Health event (Dec 2016 in Cardiff) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at Learning and Work Institute's Learning for Health event entitled 'Learning for Health: a prudent approach to wellbeing'. There were around 50-60 people in attendance, including a mixture of learning providers, academics, public sector workers, policy makers, third sector organisations and adult learners. Impact was raising awareness of systematic review findings and aims. Establishing relevant contacts in the field of adult community education. Encouraging responses to call for evidence for second learning review in impact of adult community learning on well-being.

Team member: David Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Managing wellbeing in businesses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation and debate about managing wellbeing in the workplace with practising managers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Mark O'Hagan, chief executive of the East of England Co-Op (Dec 2016 in Norwich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mark agreed to speak at our conference in January and to be a member of our regional task force.

Team members: Olga Tregaskis, Sara Connolly and Kevin Daniels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting of British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Health (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Health and Wellbeing Working Group. Attendees approx. 5 occupational psychologists. Forum to improve uptake of wellbeing initiatives in businesses through engagement with occupational psychology profession.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Alex Stevenson at the Learning and Work Institute (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Alex Stevenson at the Learning and Work Institute with respect to a DfE funded project on Delivery community learning and the inclusion of social metrics. Impact was providing insight to the Learning and Work Institute's work on policy implementation and providing guidance on wellbeing measures that could be incorporated into the learning intervention work that is ongoing.

Team member: Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Business in the Community (Mar 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting to raise awareness of the research of the Work and Learning Programme.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Jane Lawrence, UEA Head of Wellbeing (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting to raise awareness of Work and Learning Programme and to disseminate some of the findings. Team member: Kevin Daniels, David Watson, Cigdem Gedilki, Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Joy Thompson at the DWP (Jul 2016 in Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dialogue with Joy Thompson at the DWP about evidence on work, learning and wellbeing, and role of cost-effectiveness analysis.

Team member: Mark Bryan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Louise Aston, Business in the Community (Jan 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting to raise awareness of the research of the Work and Learning Programme.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Mark Longhorn, DWP (Dec 2015 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to raise awareness of the research of the Work and Learning Programme and to seek guidance on our programme of activities. Guidance also sought from the team on the relative value of the range of wellbeing measure and evaluation designs in use.

Team members: Mark Bryan, Sara Connolly, Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with Norman Lamb MP (Jun 2016 in Norwich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Norman Lamb MP to discuss wellbeing issues. Raised awareness of the work and learning programme and to discuss specific initiatives and how our work might inform these.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Ruth Taylor, Norwich MIND (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting to raise awareness of Work and Learning Programme and to disseminate some of the findings.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Tanya Alcock and Steve Cassidy, managers from BT Martlesham Health (Dec 2016 in Norwich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Email feedback 'very interesting session all round. Many thanks for the papers - they look really interesting' and 'thank you very much for hosting Stephen and myself. It was a very thought provoking and enjoyable visit (with a good lunch). I look forward to having a good read through all the material you have sent through' Agreed in principle to become members of the regional task force.

Team members: Olga Tregaskis and Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Union Learn (July 2015 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with three Union Learn (TUC) officials. Discussion to raise awareness of the research of the Work and Learning Programme and to seek guidance on our programme of activities.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with the ESI Group (Nov 2016 at UEA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with most of the ESI Group - Christian van Stork and Marco Hafner, RAND. Discussion on working with RAND on analysis of Britain's Healthiest Workplace Survey that has results in two separate projects with RAND.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with the Health and Safety Executive about HSE Management Standards (Dec 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Selvin Brown, Peter Kelly and Rob Vondy from the Health and Safety Executive about HSE Management Standards. Feedback on the results of our first systematic review with implications for the HSE's Management Standards.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Norwich MBA Masterclass (Sept 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Norwich MBA Masterclass entitled 'What Work Wellbeing: Work, Adult Learning and Wellbeing'. Discussion to raise awareness of the research of the Work and Learning Programme and to seek guidance on our programme of activities.

Team member: Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Phone Meeting with Jane Abrahams from the DWP (Aug 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Phone Meeting with Jane Abrahams at the DWP. Meeting to raise awareness of the work and learning programme and how that research informs initiatives and how our work might inform these.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Practitioner conference workshop at Cardiff Football Stadium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on evidence and experience from wellbeing professionals at Cardiff Football Stadium entitled 'Adult community learning and wellbeing impacts'. 50 learning professionals across Wales and London in attendance. Impact was the dissemination of findings; raising awareness amongst learning providers about the wellbeing spill over from training and measures they can use to evaluate wellbeing outcomes and establishing new contacts with a community intervention - Bromley by Bow; and Scotland Regional Government - HM Education Inspectorate to discuss the evaluation of wellbeing outcomes in community learning interventions.

Team member: Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Work Age Conference (Sep 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'Work and wellbeing: what people want' given by Kevin Daniels at Work Age Conference in London. Presentation given to raise awareness of the Work and Learning Programme, the priorities for that programme and how our stakeholder engagement activities informed the programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the Wellbeing Economics GES/R Event (Jun 2016 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to raise awareness of the Work and Learning Programme, the priorities for that programme and how our stakeholder engagement activities informed the programme.

Team Member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to 2nd year under-graduate business students organised with University of Exeter Business School (Feb 2017 in Falmouth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dissemination of findings from across the Work and Learning programme in an interactive presentation to around 50 HE students

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to Norwich Business School Advisory Board (Jun 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on the Work and Learning programme and what stakeholders think matters to the NBS Advisory Board. Specifically on issues concerning common health problems, sickness disability and tools for return to work. Advisory Board consisted of approximately 15 business, education and research leaders, including Chloe Smith MP.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to local businesses organised with University of Exeter Business School, Cornwall and Scillies LEP (Feb 2017 in Falmouth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to local businesses organised with University of Exeter Business School, Cornwall and Scillies LEP entitled 'Productivity, learning & wellbeing'. Around 30 business leaders attended. Impact was dissemination of findings from across the Work and Learning programme in an interactive presentation to business leaders.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations at Wellbeing Event (Sep 2016 in Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two presentations given at Wellbeing event at the University of Sheffield.

First entitled 'Well-being as a democratic concept: How understanding stakeholders can change policy and research on work related well-being' given by Daniels, K., Connolly, S., Ogbonnaya, C., Tregaskis, O., Bryan, M.L., Robinson-Pant, A., Street, J. to raise awareness of the Work and Learning Programme, the priorities for that programme and how our stakeholder engagement activities informed the programme.

Second called 'Worklessness and Wellbeing: What is the Evidence' given by Cigdem Gedikli, Mark Bryan, Sara Connolly, Kevin Daniels, David Watson, Antonina Semkina, Oluwafunmilayo Vaughn to raise of awareness of first findings from a systematic review.

Audience of 30 academics, civil servants and representatives from professional institutes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Productivity Network Plus expert group meeting (Mar 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Expert group includes academics and policy reseachers, plus representatives from ESRC and BEIS. Impact was input into ESRC plans for a productivity research programme.

Team members: Mark Bryan and Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Regional CIPD Conference presentation (Apr 2016 in Norwich) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the Work and Learning programme and what stakeholders think matters. Aim to incorporate these wellbeing considerations into the work of HR practitioners. Email feedback from conference organiser 'Initial feedback from attendees has been very positive and this would not have been possible without your involvement' and was subsequently invited to present at Anglian regional conference in March 2017.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research seminar (Mar 2017 at University of Kent) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Research seminar at the University of Kent entitled 'Jobs and Well-Being: Job Redesign & What Else?'. Impact was dissemination of findings from systematic review.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research seminar Jobs and Well-Being (Nov 2016 in Surrey) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Research seminar Jobs and Well-Being at the University of Surrey, Department of Psychology entitled 'Job Redesign & What Else?'. Approximately 12 attendees - academics. Impact was dissemination of systematic review.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stressnet Conference presentation (Nov 2016 in Birmingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'Work and learning: What works for wellbeing' given at the Stressnet Conference in Birmingham. Audience was 80 Trades Union officials. Feedback from conference organiser 'We were very pleased with your contribution to the weekend - thank you very much for the time and effort put in. The analysis of evaluation comments show many positive comments'.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Stressnet conference workshop (Nov 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to debate practicalities of creating better quality jobs. Feedback from conference organiser 'We were very pleased with your contribution to the weekend - thank you very much for the time and effort put in. The analysis of evaluation comments show many positive comments'.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UEA Music Centre Executive Committee (Jan 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Quarterly meeting of UEA Music Centre Executive Committee. Consisted of 10 committee members from UEA faculties, UEA Admissions Marketing. Provided evidence on wellbeing benefits of music and informal learning to support the case for the provision of music practice rooms which are used by 362 registered users from across the University (staff and students), supporting at least 10 ensembles with over 500 participants. Written case for wellbeing benefits and other benefits of the music practice rooms submitted to UEA planning office February 2017.

Team member: Olga Tregaskis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UEA Wellbeing Seminar given by Sadie Lofthouse, HR Director Adnams Plc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar organised by Work, Learning and Wellbeing team on the Adnams' wellbeing at work programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wellbeing Seminar Series at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE (Dec 2015 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar presentation entitled 'Understanding Wellbeing at Work with an Adaptive and Behavioural Approach to Job Design'. Presentation to raise awareness of the type of work conducted by members of the Work and Learning Programme. Audience of around 20 academics and practitioners.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing and City Mental Health Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on managing mental health in financial and professional services workers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wellbeing and cost effectiveness 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop on wellbeing, its measurement and cost benefit/effectiveness analysis of interventions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing discussion with Government Social Impact Task Force 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of wellbeing work across Government departments with Government Social Impact Task Force
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing of the Life Course Conference (LSE Jul 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paper given by Mark Bryan, Dave Watson, Sara Connolly and Antonia Semeskis entitled 'Wellbeing Over the Life Course' at the Wellbeing Over the Life Course conference at LSE. Audience was policy makers, private and third sector and academics. Approximately 100 attendees. Raised awareness among policy makers of importance for wellbeing of key lifecycle transitions - including work transitions and unemployment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wellbeing priorities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Workshop on wellbeing in Liverpool hosted by charitable interest company
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing priorities - business leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Debate about wellbeing priorities with practising managers from a variety of industries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing priorities - debate with about adult education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop with educational professionals and adult learners about wellbeing priorities in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing priorities - occupational health and wellbeing practitioner views 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Debate about wellbeing priorities with occupational health and wellbeing practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing priorities and innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Stall at industry innovation event and interaction with business leaders and innovation professionals over wellbeing prioritiesw
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing priorities for young adults in FE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Series of workshops with students in FE and HE in an FE college about their wellbeing priorities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing priorities seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of popular wellbeing priorities to post-grad work psychologists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wellbeing priorities with Northern Irish business leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Debate concerning wellbeing priorities with practising managers in Northern Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wellbeing priorities with adult education professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on wellbeing priorities adult education professionals in Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description What Works Centre for Wellbeing Annual Lecture (Mar 2017 in London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended What Works Centre for Wellbeing Annual Lecture entitled 'What does the evidence tell us about wellbeing inequalities?'. Team members: Cigdem Gedikli, Alita Nandi, Simonetta Longhi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description What Works Wellbeing Centre Board meeting (Feb 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Board includes representation from ESRC, Public Health England and third sector organisations. Impact was influence on Centre strategy.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Work, Learning and Wellbeing Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Work and learning team organised a conference on 12th Jan 2017, including presentations from core team, senior management practitioners (e.g. CEOs), civil servants from DWP and HSE. Poster presentations from PhD students. Attendees were mainly practitioners, a minority of academics, rep from NUS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/5212420/0/Wellbeing+Conference+Programme.pdf/58b5c3b9-1e87-4f7a-a6f2...
 
Description Work,learning and wellbeing activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop for civil service analysts on wellbeing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop on cost effectiveness of wellbeing interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop on cost effectiveness of wellbeing interventions with wellbeing researchers and civil servants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop on wellbeing for transportation industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop on improving wellbeing in transportation sector
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop on wellbeing with migrant workers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop on wellbeing with migrant workers run with local church and local branch of a mental health charity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop on work and wellbeing in the Arts and Humanities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Work and learning team organised a half day workshop on depictions of wellbeing (and work) in folk and popular music, film and the use of theatre for building wellbeing in organisations. Speakers came from University of Nottingham, University of Kent and UEA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop with Robertson Cooper (Mar 2016 in Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professional development workshop with occupational psychology consultants Robertson Cooper entitled 'Remote working, job crafting and wellbeing'. Purpose is to improve practice of occupational psychology.

Team member: Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description i-EXPO Impact exhibition at UEA (Feb 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Open exhibition of UEA's projects with potential to realise impact. Event attended by around 50 people attended from non-governmental organisations, UEA and private sector organisations. Impact was raising awareness of the work of the Work and Learning Programme.

Team members: Cigdem Gedilki, Rachel Nayani, Chidi Ogbonnaya, Dave Watson and Kevin Daniels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017