2018

Jul–Dec

• Co-authored Priority Setting in Healthcare Through the Lens of Happiness, a chapter of the 2019 Global Happiness & Wellbeing Policy Report. (Employed through the London School of Economics.)

• Successfully applied for a job as Research Analyst for Rethink Priorities (RP).

2019

Jan–June

• Worked on various projects with RP, including a database of information on humane fish slaughter and an experimental grant evaluation.

• Volunteered with the Happier Lives Institute (HLI), e.g. with first-pass screening of mental health charities.
• Left to attend EAG San Francisco, then experimented with living in the Bay then Bali.

Oct–Dec

• Returned to Blackpool to deal with some health issues. Productivity dropped by ~80% during this period for that reason.

• Worked on a series of posts (~40,000 words in total) on the development and application of a wellbeing-adjusted life-year. Due to be published in Feb 2020.
• Gave minor assistance to various other projects for RP and HLI.

• Attended the 3rd Oxford Workshop on Global Priorities Research run by the Global Priorities Institute.

2020

Jan

• Continued working on the wellbeing posts and a couple other projects for RP.
• Developed the framework for the next round of mental health charity evaluations for HLI.