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

Counselling training in higher education in the United Kingdom: challenges and opportunities for research

Article published in Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.
16 October 2018

Focusing manner and posttraumatic growth

New article from Professor Stephen Joseph
05 October 2018

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Stephen Joseph's blog

CRHF events

Open Access: how to access millions of free research articles

24 October 2018 (14:00-16:00)
Exchange Building - Jubilee Campus
An Open Access Week 2018 event

Person-Centred Therapy and Mental Health

24 October 2018 (18:00-19:30)
CLT2, Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Trauma Studies Seminar Series

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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