Nic’s work in happiness and wellbeing research methodology is world-renowned. His love of using applied statistics to ground well-being and happiness in hard evidence has led to worldwide acclaim and the realization that happiness is a serious business.

He is perhaps best known for his trailblazing work on the Happy Planet Index, National Accounts of Well-being and the Five Ways to Well-being which is used extensively within health and education institutions as well as within governmental policy. Nic is the founder of Friday, an organisation that changes the world of work for the better and is a fellow of nef (new economics foundation) and on the board for Action for Happiness.


Having written over 20 publications and authored one of the three original TEDbooks, ‘A Happiness Manifesto’, Nic’s accolades include Director Magazine Top 10 Original Thinker and Forbes 7 Most Powerful Ideas 2011. Nic has also been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Independent, Wired, and The Huffington Post.

A ‘statistician with soul’, Nic’s work has led to him being invited to speak, train and host workshops at conferences and events around the world as well as closer to home in London. Notable highlights include his prestigious 2010 TEDGlobal talk in Oxford, which has been viewed more than a million times. Nic threads the business case for taking happiness and wellbeing seriously whilst enlightening organizations as diverse as the World Development Movement, the OECD and Coca-Cola.

His educational journey began at the University of Cambridge, with studies including Mathematics, followed by Management, Change Agent Skills & Strategies, and Psychotherapy training.

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