Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick (PhD) holds the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology and is Deputy Director and Head of Research at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She is the inaugural Director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program (2013 – 2015) and is a registered psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Health Psychologists.
She founded the Positive Psychology Network in Australia and has served as Treasurer and Secretary of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and is currently on the IPPA Council of Advisors. Dianne has been an inaugural Editor in Chief of the Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice journal (2011-2016) and has Co-Directed the 2008, 2010 and 2014 Australian positive psychology and well-being conferences. She serves on numerous research advisory boards, regularly reviews scientific papers for leading journals and has received around $3 million funding for her research. Dianne’s research interests include the development and evaluation of well-being programs, particularly in the areas of positive education and performance optimisation. She specialises in innovative mixed method designs which utilise the latest technology, experience sampling method and biological indices of well-being. Her research has a special focus on young people. She also integrates ethical and professional practice issues in much of her work and is currently the Ethics Chair at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Dianne also has extensive experience with scale development and psychometric testing having been involved in the development of numerous well-being measures including the Wuzzup app, MoodPrism and Wellbeing Profiler.
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Healthy City For Adolescents Program Monitoring & Evaluation Framework Development
Examining the processes and effects of an exemplar school-based well-being approach on stu..
Research Collaboration Between Brighton Grammar School And The University Of Melbourne (Ce..
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Examining the processes and effects of an exemplar school-based well-being approach on student competency, autonomy and relatedness.
Dianne A Vella-Brodrick, Tan-Chyuan Chin, Nikki S Rickard
Journal article | 2019 | Health Promotion International
As the application of positive education becomes more prevalent in schools, the importance of gathering information on optimal pro..
A historical account of school belonging - Understanding the Past and Providing Direction for the Future
Christopher Slaten, K Allen, Jonathan Fergusan, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Lea Waters
Book Chapter | 2018
The literature reveals that an individual's sense of belonging is an important psychological construct with formative implications..
Editorial for "Positive Computing: A New Partnership Between Psychology, Social Sciences and Technologists"
RA Calvo, D Vella-Brodrick, P Desmet, RM Ryan
Journal article | 2016 | Psychology of Well-Being
In 2016, almost three and a half billion people, or 46 % of the world population, have an internet connection (internetlivestats 2..
The job crafting questionnaire: A new scale to measure the extent to which employees engage in job crafting
G SLEMP, D Vella-Brodrick
Journal article | 2013 | The International journal of Wellbeing
Empirical research on employee job crafting is scarce, probably because until recently scales with which the construct can be reli..
Investigating links between transport disadvantage, social exclusion and well-being in Melbourne-Preliminary results
Graham Currie, Tony Richardson, Paul Smyth, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Julian Hine, Karen Lucas, Janet Stanley, Jenny Morris, Ray Kinnear, John Stanley
Journal article | 2009 | Transport Policy
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Higher Education Advanced Leadership Program
Excellence in Research Partnership Award (MGSE)
The Gerry Higgins Chair In Positive Psychology
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Positive Psychology Membership
International Positive Psychology Association
National Psychology Membership
Australian Psychological Society
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts
Graduate Diploma Psychology
Chisholm Institute of TAFE
Bachelor of Arts
Chisholm Institute of TAFE