Allister McGregor is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Politics and an Associate Fellow of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has written extensively on the concept and methodologies for understanding human wellbeing and operationalizing it for public policy and practice. He was Director of the ESRC funded Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD) and was the lead author of and co-editor of ‘Wellbeing in Developing Countries.’ Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Allister is the leader for the overarching Care: Sustainability and Wellbeing: a conceptual and analytical framework for policy and practice in care and caring. This Work Package will engage with all teams within the Sustainable Care Programme and with our UK /international academic and policy partners to critically review conceptions of wellbeing and sustainability and examine how they relate to care relationships and systems.

Research and publications

Joseph J & McGregor J (2020) Wellbeing, Resilience and Sustainability: The New Trinity of Governance. Cham: Palgrave Pivot.
2018 McGregor, J.A. ‘Reconciling Universal Frameworks and Local Realities in Understanding and Measuring Wellbeing’ chapter in Bache and Scott. The Politics of Wellbeing: Theory, Policy and Practice, Palgrave.
te Lintelo, D., Gupte, J., McGregor, J.A., Lakshman, R.,Jahan. F. (2018) ‘Wellbeing and urban governance: Who fails, survives or thrives in informal settlements in Bangladeshi cities?’ Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.
McGregor, J.A. and Pouw, N. (2017) ‘Towards An Economics of Wellbeing: What would economics look like if it were focused on human wellbeing?’.Cambridge Journal of Economics
2015 McGregor, J. A., Camfield, L. and Coulthard, S.C. Competing Interpretations: Human Wellbeing and the Use of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Ch 10, in Camfield and Roelen (eds) Mixed Methods Research in Poverty and Vulnerability. London: Palgrave MacMillan
Gough, I. and J. Allister McGregor (eds) 2007, ‘Wellbeing in Developing Countries: From Theory to Research.’ Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
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Care: Sustainability and Wellbeing

A conceptual and analytical framework for policy and practice in care and caring

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