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PhD candidates

Tom Brunzell

Meaningful Work for Educators within a Trauma-Informed Positive Education Model

Supervisors: Professor Lea Waters and Dr Helen Stokes

Lucy Morrish

Enhancing well-being through positive education: Effects of a best-practice positive education program on emotion regulation and academic achievement in Australian adolescents

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodick, Dr TanChyuan Chin and Associate Professor Nikki Rickard.

Dr Henry Meghaizel

Understanding and Nurturing Practical Wisdom

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodick

Peta Sigley

The effectiveness of positive psychology interventions in the wellbeing and resilience of adolescents from differing family unit structures.

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodick

Jesus Camacho

Impact of students' emotions on Collaborative Problem Solving performance

Supervisors: Associate Professor Lindsay Oades and and Dr Gavin Slemp.

Rod Lawn

Quiet flourishing: Exploring beliefs about introversion-extraversion, and identifying pathways to optimal well-being in trait introverts

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodick and Dr Gavin Slemp.

Sally Horne

Research will examine the effects of mindfulness on a range of psychological and physiological outcomes

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodick

Kenny Yu

Actualizing meaning-in-life starts young: Game-changer to well-being and mental health

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodick

Jessie Armitage

Well-being and Functioning in Emerging Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study of Determinants and Mechanisms

Supervisors: Professor Nick Allen and Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick

Austin Chia

Examining the Relationship between Organisations and the Communities they Affect: A Public Health Perspective

Supervisors: Dr Peggy Kern and Professor Lea Waters

Kylie Kerr

Achievement and PEP (analysing narratives)

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick and Dr Tan Chyuan Chin

Anthony Kearns

Developing Sustainable High Performance: assessing the impact of mindfulness meditation on lawyer well-being, effectiveness and leadership

Supervisors: Professor Lea Waters

Laura Allison

Visible Wellbeing: Relationships between teacher practise and student wellbeing

Supervisors: Professor Lea Waters

Jacqueline Francis

Jacqueline Francis

Reducing stress in primary school aged students to promote improved academic outcomes

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick and Dr Tan Chyuan Chin

Amy Berry

Amy Berry

Exploring motivational climates of upper primary classrooms

Supervisors: Professor John Hattie and Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick

Andrew Bayly

Andrew Bayly

Interactions between organisational decision making and human wellbeing: an inquiry

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick and Associate Professor Lindsay Oades

Hanchao Hou profile

Hanchao Hou

Measuring and Improving Students' Well-Being Literacy

Supervisors: Associate Professor Lindsay Oades and Gavin Slemp