Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Gaddafi is still hanging on but it must only be a matter of time, hopefully with the minimum of violence.

Was delighted to accept an invitation to the launch of a new research facility at Heriot Watt University last night. The Centre for Research on Work and Wellbeing (CRoWW) undertakes projects that shed light on the understandings of health and wellbeing in the workplace and the interaction between workplace wellbeing and the labour market. Some interesting contributions form the guest speakers about wellbeing in the workplace and the effect on the wellbeing of people (and their families) who are unemployed. They also touched on new changes to the benefits systems regarding Job Seekers etc so it all became vaguely political. Don't know if that was the intention but it certainly made for an interesting event. All very academic of course, such is the nature of these things, but if good quality research leads to better informed decisions for government at all levels it has to be a good thing, doesn't it ?

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