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Tribute to Dr. Rhonda Phillips, ISQOLS President, 2013-2016

ISQOLS would like to sincerely thank Dr. Rhonda Phillips for her service as President to our organization. Her term will end this December 31, 2016. Dr. Phillips has a long list of service roles: member of the ISQOLS Board of Directors, VP Programs, President-Elect, Interim President, and Conference Chair for the 2015 ISQOLS conference in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also the recent recipient of the 2016 ISQOLS Distinguished Service Award. She has done a fantastic job in every role she assumed and ISQOLS is grateful for her hard work and dedication.      

Click here to read her letter to the ISQOLS community. 

For more on Dr. Rhonda Phillips' work in Quality-of-Life studies, please watch this video interview.






Innsbruck, Austria

September 28th-30th, 2017


Keynote Lecture: John F. Helliwell

Professor John F. Helliwell, of the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, long-time Research Associate of the NBER, is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Co-Director of CIFAR’s program on ‘Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being’. Read more. 

Richard J. Estes Lecture: Richard Layard

Professor Lord Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was until 2003 the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. Read more. 

Alex C. Michalos Lecture: Richard Wilkinson

Richard is now Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York.  He wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett, a best seller now available in 24 languages.  Read more. 

Edward F. Diener Lecture: Antonella Delle Fave

Antonella Delle Fave works as professor of Psychology at the Medical School of the University of Milano, Italy. After getting an MD degree, she specialized in clinical psychology and devoted her research activities to the investigation of well-being indicators, with a particular attention to cultural and diversity issues. Read more. 


Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources


Did you know that Applied Research in Quality of Life is the official journal for ISQOLS? 

Volume 11 Number 4 is now available online.


Congratulations to ISQOLS members, Joseph Sirgy and Richard J. Estes, on the publication of their new book:

The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History