Centre for Research in Human Flourishing (CRHF)
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The Centre for Research in Human Flourishing (CRHF) was established in 2015 to study the processes and outcomes of optimal functioning, with particular interests in well-being, human potential, agency and autonomy, character strengths, social behaviour and human systems.

The Centre adopts an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the nature of social environments that best nurture development, and how this knowledge can be applied to foster resilience, personal and professional growth, and quality of life. 

At the heart of our activities is a humanising and compassionate approach towards identifying, developing and supporting the processes that enable human flourishing.

Centre for Research in Human Flourishing

Centre for Research in Human Flourishing


Our research aims to inform educators, leaders, counsellors and other helping professionals in education, social work and health services by influencing policy development, training and practice.

Professor Stephen Joseph
Centre Convenor

CRHF news

Counselling for Depression - new article published

A response to counselling education in the twenty-first century ethical conflicts between a counselling approach operating within a medicalised bureaucratic health service
16 January 2017

New article from Dr David Murphy

Article published in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapies Journal
05 January 2017

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CRHF events

LGBT History Month Launch Event

27 January 2017 (18:30-19:30)
Exchange Building LT1, Jubilee Campus
LGBT Month launch event

Meeting the needs of the children with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the classroom

07 February 2017 (16:30-18:30)
Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
Part of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Seminar Series 2016/7

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Centre for Research in Human Flourishing

The University of Nottingham
School of Education
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 4543