Adriana ChaconAdriana Chacon will be presenting her MPhil confirmation seminar: “The contribution of the environment to wellbeing: a case study in Australia and Costa Rica.”

The aim of this project is to investigate the contribution of the environment to wellbeing. To accomplish this she will be testing the extent to which subjective measures of wellbeing (specifically, life satisfaction) are influenced by commonly used objective indicators of wellbeing (related to factors such as health, income, employment) and by other environmental indicators in two case study areas. The project will thus fill important research gaps – providing empirical data on the contribution of the environment to wellbeing in specific contexts, whilst also improving methods for assessing that contribution.

When: Thursday, 24th of October 2013; 15:00 to 16:00 hrs
Where: DA09-002, JCU, Townsville (maps).