Meet our researchers, professional staff and adjunct research associates at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE), as well as current and past HDR students.

At IPPE, we pride ourselves on the calibre of our internationally recognised researchers who are backed by a talented professional team and adjunct research associates.

We have worked collaboratively to achieve synergistic blends of rigorous quantitative, qualitative, and applied research. As a result, we have delivered important contributions to international research.

Collectively, the IPPE research team has been awarded over 70 Australian Research Council (ARC) grants (including ARC Future Fellowship and DECRAs).

Our executive team

Director of IPPE

Professor Rhonda Craven 

Deputy Director of IPPE

Professor Alexander Yeung

Deputy Director of IPPE

Professor Philip Parker


Our staff

Browse our researchers, staff, students and graduates, and find out how to get in touch.

Professor Rhonda Craven – Director, IPPE 

Professor Alexander Yeung – Deputy Director, IPPE 

Professor Philip Parker – Deputy Director, IPPE 

Professor Herb Marsh

Professor Joseph Ciarrochi

Professor Edward L Deci – Professorial Fellow

Professor Felicia A Huppert 

Professor Janet Mooney – Professorial Fellow 

Professor Dr Reinhard Pekrun – Professorial Fellow 

Professor Richard M Ryan – Professorial Fellow 

Professor Chris Lonsdale – Program Leader

Dr Stefano Di Domenico

Dr Theresa Dicke – Senior Research Fellow

Dr Anthony Dillon – Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Dr Jiesi Guo – Senior Research Fellow 

Dr Baljinder Sahdra – Deputy Program Lead

Dr Taren Sanders – Deputy Program Lead 

Dr Robert Brockman – Deputy Program Lead 

Dr Borja del Pozo-Cruz – Senior Research Fellow 

Dr Paul Atkins – Senior Research Fellow  

Dr Michael Noetal – Research Fellow  

Associate Professor Kristen R Laurens

Professor Johnmarshall Reeve -  Professor

Dr Hye-Ryen Jang -Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Emma Bradshaw - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Linda Riek – Institute Manager

Administrative staff

Emma Timmins – Program Support Officer

Timothy Kent – Data Management Officer

John Kirwan – Administrative Coordinator

Karen Ling – Administrative Coordinator

Dr Joy Talukdar - Research Executive Officer

Anh Vu – Program Support Officer

Australian Centre for Indigenous Thriving

Dr Alicia Franklin – Research Program Manager

Louise Carrall – Senior Administration Officer

Theresa Ardler – Community Liaison Officer

Dr Munirah Shaik Kadir – Research Project Officer

Douglas Roy – Research Assistant 

Rachana Deshpande – Research Assistant 

Positive psychology

Dr HeeRa Heaser – Research Project Coordinator

Dr Brooke Van Zanden – Research Project Officer

Sioau-Mai See – Research Project Officer

Dr Aimee Maxwell – Research Project Officer

Marcus Horwood – Research Assistant 

Motivation and behaviour

Deborah Blackmore – Research Program Operations Manager

Jasper Duineveld

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North Sydney NSW 2060

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North Sydney NSW 2059