Pamela Qualter is Professor of Psychology for Education at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Her research is focused on the importance of social relationships for emotional development and well-being. She has explored whether loneliness is related to peer relationship problems, investigated the causes and consequences of loneliness, and examined individual differences in the prospective profile of loneliness across the life-course. Pamela lead the BBC Loneliness Experiment, the world’s largest survey of loneliness; she also works closely with the UK Government’s Tackling Loneliness Team to promote social connection and ensure interventions for loneliness are evidenced based. In Jablonna, Prof Qualter will give a lecture entitled "Synthesising Research on Loneliness for Policy Makers".