Henrietta is Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL, where she holds the Chair in Culture, Philosophy and Design. A global thinker on prosperity, her current research argues that sustainable global prosperity is founded in diverse forms of human flourishing, within planetary limits.
Currently undertaking major research projects in the UK, Kenya, Ethiopia and Lebanon, her work adopts a multi-scalar approach, investigating how communities, governments, NGOs, businesses and global institutions can work to develop and sustain communities in the face of environmental, economic and social pressures. In London, Henrietta is Chair of the London Prosperity Board (LPB), an innovative cross-sector partnership that is re-thinking what prosperity means for communities in the capital and testing new ways of making sustainable and inclusive prosperity a reality. Partners include the GLA, LLDC, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking & Dagenham, ONS, Public Health England and Business in the Community.
She is the lead academic on the ESRC-funded RELIEF Centre aiming to improve levels of prosperity in Lebanon, the country with the world’s largest number of refugees per capita.