Wellbeing through working life

PUBLISHED: 06:00 20 June 2018

UEA researchers are looking at wellbeing in working age adults, find out more at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Andi Sapey

UEA researchers are looking at wellbeing in working age adults, find out more at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Andi Sapey

Andi Sapey

UEA academics discuss some of the key research at the university which will be demonstrated at the Royal Norfolk Show next week.

For many of us, our satisfaction with life declines from our late teens until our mid-40s and then starts increasing again as we approach our late 60s – a pattern that suggests our lowest wellbeing happens during our working lives. Is this pattern inevitable?

A team of researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) together with researchers at the Universities of Essex, Reading and Sheffield have spent the past three years investigating the actions that can protect and enhance wellbeing, looking at wellbeing in working age adults.

Visit UEA’s marquee to hear from Norwich Business School academics Prof Kevin Daniels and Prof Olga Tregaskis, as they discuss their research into wellbeing. Prof Daniels and Prof Tregaskis will consider the different causes of poor wellbeing for working age adults, and explore different methods for improving wellbeing in three main themes – wellbeing in the workplace, moving into and out of employment, and wellbeing and adult learning.

There will also be opportunities to hear from UEA academics about a range of topics, including: how farmers can be involved in the uptake of agricultural technologies and responsible innovation; how virtual reality can aid in concussion detection; and how we can collectively tackle the global crisis of antimicrobial resistance.

Across the two days there will also be the opportunity to get involved with a range of hands-on exhibits from UEA academics across the different schools of learning; including interactive games and quizzes, and showcases of Second World War artefacts and re-imagined medieval and renaissance manuscripts.

Pop along to stand 164 on President’s Avenue to join the discussions and get involved! Plus don’t miss our exhibit in the Agri-Tech East Innovation Hub (Avenue 9).

At UEA we have a range of subject areas that we think can benefit businesses and other organisations. Our academic staff include world-leading experts with knowledge and insights that can benefit a wide range of sectors, employers and job roles.

We have experience in delivering flexible learning online and face-to-face, using innovative and engaging tools and technology. We would be happy to chat about your needs and see if we can help.

If you would like to submit any questions to our speakers in advance please email these to

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