‘Doctor of Happiness’ Akshaya de Groot (58) is a happiness expert, educational sociologist and author. He focuses on the applicability of happiness research to education and policies. He gives guest lectures, advises educational organizations and blogs at www.geluksdoctorandus.nl (including issues about education).
From Erasmus University, he recently organized a master class about the way to greater happiness and mindfulness for an entire school. He is also program director for the course ‘Sturen op Geluk in het publieke domein’ (‘Send Happiness in the public domain’), wrote the book ‘Geluk voor Kamerleden’ (‘Happiness for MPs’) (as well as policymakers and voters) and the essay ‘De Brief van de Formateur’ (‘The Formateur’s Letter’) (in HP/De Tijd).
His motto: We make happiness together.