Derek Foster

My academic background is mostly in social science, public health, and health economics. I recently co-authored a chapter of the 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report, and help prioritise efforts to improve human wellbeing as a volunteer with the Happier Lives Institute. I'm currently employed as a Research Assistant at Rethink Priorities, where I work primarily on animal welfare, mental health, and grant evaluation.

Cause Areas

  • Global health and development
  • Farmed animal welfare
  • Global priorities research
Giving Pledges Taken
  • Giving What We Can


Areas of expertise
  • Research
  • Government and policy
  • Economics/quantitative social science


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