After studying at both The University of Edinburgh and The University of Sussex, Michael Weatherhead is now the Organization and Projects lead at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. He splits his time between Glasgow and the Lake District – both excellent locations for his wellbeing – having previously been based in South Africa and Spain where he was the International Director of the consulting arm of the New Economics Foundation, NEF.
As an economist, Michael is an accredited SROI practitioner and trainer in multiple approaches to measuring value for money. He has trained, and consulted with, a wide variety of organizations to help them measure their social, economic and environmental impact, bringing well-being into the heart of business conversations as well as into government policy. He has experience embedding well-being into organizations as diverse as the UK National Health Service (NHS), Woolworths, and Timberland. He also worked with the Charities Aid Foundation to develop their first international impact report.
Michael has drawn from the work of the Nobel economics prize winner, Elinor Ostrom, and the growing field of study of positive psychology. He holds post-grad qualifications in economics and organizational development and loves blending rigorous analysis with innovative approaches to opening up learning spaces and finding solutions.