University of Bath

Moralities of wellbeing

Professor White argues we need to make relationships and morality central to thinking about wellbeing, and considers implications for policy and practice.

25 Apr 20186.15pm
25 Apr 20188.30pm
Woman carrying a bride at wedding
Pre-wedding celebrations in Chhattisgarh, India. In the lecture, Sarah will discuss her research undertaken in Bangladesh, India and Zambia.

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Sarah White will explore what it means to restore relationships and morality to the centre of thinking about wellbeing, and the difference this can make to policy and practice.

She will show how taking a relational approach to wellbeing can avoid reproducing the pathologies of either an over-individualised or an over-socialised account of the self, and provide a more realistic and liveable alternative.