Nes’ research focus is on the genetic and environmental influences on happiness, general well-being and psychological distress.
In her TEDxTalk, Nes discusses strategies that could improve the happiness of a nation with Nic Marks, founder of the Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation in London. Marks devised the Happy Planet Index, a global index of human well-being and environmental impact.
TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world and were released online. They now have a global audience in the millions.
The TEDx programme is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through local TED-like experiences. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.