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Centre for Positive Psychology

Our purpose at the Centre for Positive Psychology is to advance the science and practice of wellbeing for students, teachers and education systems (primary, secondary and tertiary) through the application of Positive Psychology.

We realise this purpose through exceptional research, teaching and engagement activities that:

  1. contribute to flourishing students
  2. assist schools to create positive cultures and to build teacher wellbeing, and
  3. strongly influence education practice, education systems and education policy.

We have adopted a +S3 strategic model: positive students, positive schools and positive systems.

Services available

  • Research & Consultancies
  • Postgraduate Student Supervision
  • Teaching
  • Publications & Resources

More about CPP


Discover our experts, who provide supervision for Masters and PhD students.  View professional and academic staff profiles for a detailed look at expertise and interests, as well as contact information.

Activities and Engagement

Explore our research and consultancy team projects and tools.  Research projects include consultations with young people, organisations, youth workers and parents.  This experience combines theoretical analysis and direct practical work.

Teaching and graduate studies

Learn about courses and subjects offered through us including current and past graduate students.

Publications and resources

Read, listen and download the array of publications we have produced including a series of research reports along with other multimedia resources.


Our goal is to engage and form important connections and partnerships with government, business, industry and schools and their respective communities.

We are proud to partner with:

Within Australia

  • Brighton Grammar School
  • Geelong Grammar School
  • Geelong High School
  • Kambrya Secondary College
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Newman College
  • Northern Bay College
  • PESA Positive Education Schools Association
  • Queen's College
  • Ringwood Secondary College
  • Sacred Heart College (Kyneton)
  • Seymour College
  • St Peter's College, Adelaide
  • The Hamilton and Alexandra College


  • University of Michigan
  • Boston University
  • Northern Illiniuos University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of East London
  • Cambridge University
  • Villanova University, USA

We support

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is proud to sponsor the Positive Psychology Interest Group - a network for those interested in the science of well-being, with meetings at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.


The Centre for Positive Psychology would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their contributions to our Centre.

Mr Chris Tipler

Mr Chris Tipler

Mr Chris Tipler for his commitment to the development of our Strategic Agenda through the SOWOT process and a Realistic Imagination Of Success (RIOS).

Chris helped us to discover powerful ideas within the field of Positive Psychology and to clarify our purpose of a +S3 approach: Positive Students, Positive Schools and Positive Systems.

Ms Cass Spong

Ms Cass Spong

Ms Cass Spong & Ms Nicola Vague for their work in delivering a collaborative systems thinking process and culture and values assessment for the Centre for Positive Psychology.

Cass is an Organisational Development Consultant with over 16 years professional consulting experience. Cass brings passion and purpose to her work and is dedicated to creating strong, enriching and collaborative relationships. Her business, ENTHEOS Consulting, applies Collaborative Systems Thinking(TM) to support leaders to optimise organisational performance. Contact Cass to discuss how Collaborative Systems Thinking(TM) can support your organisation.

Ms Nicola Vague

Ms Nicola Vague

Nicola Vague is an organisational change management and leadership development professional with over 16 years consulting experience.

Nicola's business, Evolving Leaders, supports the holistic development of individuals, teams and organisations to generate transformational change. Our 'sweet spot' is customised leadership development, change management and coaching business leaders to navigate personal and organisational change.