Summer Schools and International Exchanges Coordinator
University of Sussex Business School
+44 (0)1273 872726

My research is focused on the economics of subjective wellbeing, the environment, and productivity.


Through the geo-located experience sampling study Mappiness I have generated a large panel data set — over 4 million responses from more than 64,000 individuals — that provides new lines of evidence off environmental impacts on wellbeing. I am now applying a similar method to investigate wellbeing and productivity within organisations.

Before joining Sussex, I worked at UCL (2011 – 2012). I gained my PhD, on Happiness and environmental quality, at LSE (2007 – 2011), and prior degrees from Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge. I am a co-founder of Psychological Technologies (PSYT Ltd), which seeks to measure and enhance wellbeing and productivity within organisations.

Research interests
  • The economics of subjective wellbeing and environmental quality
  • Subjective wellbeing and productivity
  • Non-market valuation
  • Spatial analysis and visualisation
  • Survey and experimental techniques using the web and mobile devices.
Research articles

Seresinhe, Chanuki Illushka, Preis, Tobias, MacKerron, George and Moat, Helen Susannah (2019) Happiness is greater in more scenic locations. Scientific Reports, 9. p. 4498. ISSN 2045-2322