Institute for Positive Psychology and Education

The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) tackles the significant issues of our time through positive psychology. We conduct multi-disciplinary research to address critical educational and psychosocial issues, and translate theory to inform effective policy and practice. Our work demonstrates how individuals, communities and organisations can not just succeed but flourish and thrive.

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Positive partnerships

The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education gives researchers the space to develop multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects.

Our people

We bring together internationally renowned researchers and scholars with a fundamental concern for justice, equity, diversity, and the dignity of all humans.

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Positive partnerships

Our institute is making a positive impact through high-profile industry partnerships, community engagement, and collaborative research efforts with leading international scholars. The strength of these relationships and our successes in the areas of positive psychology and education has led to a high track record of external grants and awards.

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Featured projects

Compassion and wellbeing

Compassion and wellbeing

We look at the importance of compassion for promoting wellbeing as well as how can it be enhanced, particularly for overworked and tired health care workers.

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iTeach

 iTEACH

This project looks at how teachers can help students from low socioeconomic backgrounds engage with education during their early years of secondary school.

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Drivers of success

Drivers of success

This project adopts a positive psychology framework which incorporates Indigenous worldviews to identify characteristics of schools that help students achieve their potential.

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Education re-engagement

Our researchers are determining the best and most cost-effective ways to help 11–14-year-old students, at risk of dropping out, to re-engage with school and improve their opportunities. 

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Our people

Past events

Missed an event or Brown Bag Session? Read more about our past events or watch a presentation from one of our renowned researchers.

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Our higher degree research programs examine psychology and its application in Indigenous education, sport and health, education, as well as positive psychology.

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News and events

1Excellent in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 rankings

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

Get in touch

PO Box 968
North Sydney NSW 2059
Australia