School of Education and Social Work

Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing

The Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing (CIRW) was launched at the University of Sussex in 2015. It brings together research, scholarship and expertise on wellbeing and builds on growth in academic research and service development in this area. The new Centre is working to establish itself as a leading interdisciplinary, innovative and international centre in the field and focuses on key areas such as mental health, ageing, disability, children, place and environment, cultural diversity, spirituality and migration.

CIRW is directed by Professor Charles Watters (Social Work & Social Care)and three deputy directors; Professor Rupert Brown (Psychology), Professor Paul Statham (Global Studies) and Professor Jackie Cassel (Brighton and Sussex Medical School).


For information about CIRW contact
Anna Ridgewell, CIRW Research Fellow

CIRW Director:
Professor Charles Watters 
T: +44 (0)1273 873364

CIRW Deputy Directors:
Professor Rupert Brown (Psychology)

Professor Paul Statham (Global Studies)

Professor Jackie Cassel (Brighton & Sussex Medical School)

Centre for Innovation and Research in Wellbeing
Department of Social Work and Social Care 
School of Education and Social Work
Essex House
University of Sussex
Falmer BN1 9QQ