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

The Association Between Sense of Humour and Trauma-Related Mental Health Outcomes: two exploratory studies

A new article by Professor Stephen Joseph and Dr David Murphy has been published in in the Journal of Loss and Trauma.
29 March 2017

Call for entries - new exhibition at the Institute of Mental Health

Call for artwork submissions, deadline 26 April
23 February 2017

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Read Stephen Joseph's blog

CRHF events

What is Helpful for Counsellors to know about Trauma and PTSD

02 May 2017 (18:00-19:30)
A34, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Trauma Studies Seminar Series 2016/17

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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