Our Team

Christina Bradley

Doctoral Student in Management & Organizations

Christina Bradley is a doctoral student in the Management & Organizations department at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. She studies how emotions affect the way we think, feel, and behave in situations at work. She hopes her research will help individuals and organizations become curious about and skilled with handling emotions, primarily in relational contexts. Christina believes that understanding and developing the various skills of emotional intelligence can help individuals both perform better at work and live healthier, more meaningful lives. Prior to joining the Management & Organizations PhD program at Michigan Ross, Christina completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Yale University. During and after graduation, she conducted research on emotions and wellbeing with both the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Contentment Foundation.

She initially began supporting the early creative stages of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing while she was an undergraduate and has been serving the Contentment Foundation ever since, primarily in a research capacity.

As our former Chief Research Officer, Christina has completed several milestone projects as part of the Contentment Foundation team:

  • Co-authored the first, second, and third versions of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing primary curriculum.
  • Co-authored the first version of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing preschool curriculum.
  • Ideated, executed, and analyzed the data from multiple experiments exploring the impact of our work, and the psychological outcomes of contentment.
  • Co-authored some of our first original research publications on the Four Pillars of Wellbeing and contentment.
  • Designed many of the international studies that are still ongoing today.
  • Co-designed our Wellbeing Analytics system for use in schools around the world.
  • Contributed an Emotional Intelligence workshop at our 2019 international team retreat in Bali.