Our Vision

To lead scientific research that empowers individuals and groups to thrive.

Our Mission

  • To conduct world-class, multi-disciplinary research in positive psychology and education that makes a difference in addressing critical educational and psychosocial issues.
  • To undertake research to positively influence the lives of individuals, families, communities and organisations, and translate theory and research into effective policy and practice.
  • To drive excellence in positive psychology through rigorous research that fosters the common good.

Our Values

We have a fundamental concern for justice, equity, diversity, and the dignity of all human beings. Our core values include empowerment, ethical research, harmony, cultural security, academic freedom, and respect and responsibility.

Our Research

  • Indigenous Culture, Education, and Well-Being
  • Mindfulness, Compassion, and Action
  • Physical Activity, Sport, and Health Psychology
  • Positive Education
  • Positive Organisational and Social Context
  • Positive Psychological and Social Development
  • Positive SELF and Well-Being
  • Substantive-Methodological Synergy

Our Objectives

  • Attracting external research funding to support our vision
  • Building strong research partnerships
  • Producing high-quality publications
  • Graduating outstanding PhD students
  • Maximising the positive impact and visibility of our research

Our Priorities

  • Research Excellence
  • Exemplary Publications
  • Outstanding Students
  • Impact


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Level 9 and 10, 33 Berry Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

Get in touch

PO Box 968
North Sydney NSW 2059