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Research Team

swhiteDr Sarah C. White


Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Development, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

Sarah White came to study wellbeing through an interest in the significance of personal relationships and social identities in international development. She has researched wellbeing in South Asia within the ESRC Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD) 2002-7 and the DFID-funded Religion and Development programme (RaD) 2005-10. She is also working with NGOs to develop wellbeing measures for use in monitoring and evaluation.


Dr Stanley O. Gaines Jr.

Deputy Director

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University (UK)



Stanley Gaines has written extensively in the fields of ethnic studies and close relationships, authoring the book 'Culture, Ethnicity, and Personal Relationship Processes' (Routledge, 1997). His current work is branching into development studies and cross-cultural psychology.


shreya jha

Ms. Shreya Jha

Research Officer

University of Bath



Shreya Jha is a development researcher and practitioner based in New Delhi, India. She has previously worked in the area of mental health and psychosocial interventions in India which, in turn, has led to her interest in the area of wellbeing.