Nic Marks is a happiness researcher and founder, in 2001, of the award-winning UK Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation. Since then he has worked on how governments can create robust measures of population wellbeing and develop policies to promote people’s happiness and wellbeing. He is best known for developing the Happy Planet Index, National Accounts of Wellbeing and Five Ways to Wellbeing. Recently, with his new company, Happiness Works, he is taking these ideas into the workplace.
Nic has a degree in Mathematics and Management Studies from Cambridge University, a Master’s degree in Operational Research from Lancaster University and a postgraduate diploma in Change Agent Skills and Strategies from the Human Potential Research Group at the University of Surrey. Nic is a member of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies – ISQOLS. In 2007 NEF won the ISQOLS ‘Betterment of the Human Condition” award in recognition of its work on the Happy Planet Index.