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Seminar 1

Wellbeing: The Interaction Between Person and Environment


11th September 2001

Dean Rees House, Bartholomews and the London Medical School, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

Co-ordinator: Professor Sarah Curtis
Seminar presentations: Speaker's notes

10.00 - 10.20 Arrival for 10.20 start to the proceedings
10.20 - 10.45 Introduction: Prof Graham Hart, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
University of Glasgow.

The psychological relation of environment and individual
Chair: Prof Philip Evans, Department of Psychology, University of Westminster
10.45 - 11.05 Presentation by
Dr John Pickering, Psychology Department, Warwick University
Environment-Individual integration
11.05 - 11.30 Discussion (led by Discussant: Prof Stefan Priebe, Bartholomew's and the Royal
London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, Unit for Social & Community

11.30 - 11.45 coffee
  The role of geographical environment
Chair: Prof Sarah Curtis, Dept of Geography, QMUL
11.45 - 12.05 Presentation by
Professor Wil Gesler,Department of Geography
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Therapeutic landscapes
12.05 - 12.30 Discussion (led by Discussant: Prof Morag Bell, Department of Geography
Loughborough University)
12.30 - 1.45 Buffet lunch
  Individual and the collective contributions to wellbeing
Chair: Professor Ade Kearns, Department of Urban Studies, University of
1.45 - 2.05 Presentation by
Professor Stephen Stansfeld, Department of Psychiatry,Barts and the London,
Queen Mary’s School of Medicine And Dentistry, QMUL
The relationship between social support and individual wellbeing.
2.05 - 2.25 Presentation by
Dr David Halpern, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences,Cambridge University
Personal and Collective Determinants of subjective wellbeing:
Should Subjective wellbeing be an Objective of Policy?
2.25 - 3 .30 Discussion (led by Discussant: Prof Digby Tantam, Centre for Study of Violence
and Reconciliation,University of Sheffield)
3.30 - 3.45 Tea
  Wellbeing and positive psychology/ Conclusion
Chair: Antony Morgan, Head of Research and Information, Health Development
3.45 - 4.05 Presentation by:
Dr John Haworth, Department of Psychology and Speech Pathology,Manchester
Metropolitan University
Dr Jane Henry, Experiential Research Group, Open University
Wellbeing and positive psychology
4.05 - 4.45 Discussion: of preceding paper and
Closing discussion to sum up the main points from the day as a whole.
4.45 Tea and close at 5.00.
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