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. 

Centre for Research in Human Flourishing

Centre for Research in
Human Flourishing


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

Centre staff and students work closely with the Nottingham-based Human Flourishing Project which provides therapy focused on personal growth and development.

CRHF news

QS World University Rankings by Subject

School of Education ranked 4th in UK
05 March 2018

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Stephen Joseph's blog

CRHF events

Therapist empathy: theory, outcomes and training

28 March 2018 (18:00-19:30)
Jubilee Campus, LT1 Exchange Building
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Trauma Studies Seminar Series 2017/18

UK Participatory Research Network event

12 April 2018 (10:00-16:00)
C45, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus
For people who undertake, or are interested in, all forms of participatory research

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Centre for Research in Human Flourishing

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

+44 (0)115 951 4543