Centre for the Study of Wellbeing

The Markfield Institute of Higher Education Centre for the Study of Wellbeing (CSWB) aims to conduct research into contemporary wellbeing related matters faced primarily by, though not limited to, UK Muslims. This will be achieved through creating a dynamic hub of academic expertise within MIHE in partnership with external organisations from a range of sectors.


Where traditionally research has been conducted upon Muslim communities, the Centre for the Study of Wellbeing vision is to create spaces within which Muslims can lead on their own narrative and set the agenda in terms of how wellbeing is defined and measured for Muslim communities, particularly within pluralistic contexts.

Our work focuses on two primary strands:

1. Undertaking research regarding contemporary wellbeing related matters, designed to create impact at a grassroots level, with benefits reaching wider society.
2. Embedding of research and academia within wellbeing expertise held at a grassroots level in order to develop, highlight, share, and provide robust evidence of innovative community initiatives, and further provide opportunities for strengthening such initiatives.

Wellbeing within this context is defined as a holistic approach to health, exploring social, psychological, spiritual, and physical health and wellbeing. Contextual factors relating to living in a pluralistic society is deemed integral to this.


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CSWB Network

The CWSB is for anyone who is involved in being of service to their communities.

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