Dr Peggy Kern is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Originally trained in social, personality, and developmental psychology, Dr Kern received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Arizona State University, a Masters and PhD in social/personality psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Her research is collaborative in nature and draws on a variety of methodologies and interdisciplinary perspectives to examine questions around who flourishes in life and why. More specifically, her research focuses on several related areas: (a) understanding and measuring healthy functioning, (b) evaluating sophisticated theories of psychosocial processes underlying health over time, (c) big data approaches to psychological study, and (d) whole school approaches to wellbeing.