I am a senior researcher at the Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and visiting associate professor at the School of Economics of the University of Johannesburg. I serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Happiness Studies and as an executive board member at the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).
My research focuses on the measurement, causes and consequences of happiness, particularly in relation to migration, work, economic behavior, and broad prosperity. My work is motivated by my commitment to developing and disseminating evidence-based information on human happiness to support organizations, policy makers, and individuals in making informed decisions.
In addition to my academic work, I help organizations in their journey toward greater employee happiness by conducting and supervising in-company research. More information about this EHERO specialism is available here. I also work with public institutions on improving societal happiness.
More information about my professional activities is available in my cv.