Sem 2

Seminar Two: Methodologies, Evidence and Policy Relevance

The seminar was held at The Clore Suite, Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT on Monday 23rd June 2014. Sponsored by The Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR).

The programme is below. Please click on the links to view the presentations.

10.00 – Coffee

10.30 – Welcome from Prof. Mark Shucksmith, Director of NISR

10.35  – Recap of the Seminar Series

  • Prof. Ian Bache (University of Sheffield), Dr. Karen Scott (University of Newcastle) and Charles Seaford (new economics foundation)

10.50 – Panel session one – The nature of wellbeing evidence

  • Susan Oman (Manchester University)
  • Helen Wilding (Newcastle City Council): Wellbeing ‘evidence’ in Policy Practice
  • Prof. Sarah Atkinson (Durham University)
  • Chair, Prof. Ian Bache

12.30 – Lunch and informal discussions

1.30 – Feedback from informal discussions

2.00 – Panel session two – Wellbeing evidence and policy

  • Matt Jenkins (Newcastle University): ‘Whose well-being? The individual and the national in the ONS’ ‘Measuring National Well-being’ programme’
  • Lauren Pennycook (Carnegie UK Trust): ‘Policy into practice: How well-being can shape the agenda’
  • Prof. Christina Boswell (Edinburgh University): ‘The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge: Research and Policy on Well-being’
  • Chair, Charles Seaford

3.30 – Tea

3.45 – Feedback and roundtable discussion

4.15 – Summing up and next steps (Ian Bache, Karen Scott and Charles Seaford)

4.30 – End

A full attendance list for the seminar is available here.