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Dianne Vella-Brodrick

The Gerry Higgins Chair In Positive Psychology
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
social sciences
psychology
psychology, multidisciplinary
happiness
positive psychology
well-being
social sciences - other topics
social sciences, interdisciplinary
mental-health
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Prof

Dianne Vella-Brodrick

 
Division
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
 
Primary Interest
health promotion
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Prof

Dianne Vella-Brodrick

 

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 and was made a Fellow of the IPPA in 2019. 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 and she has a keen interest in understanding the well-being effects of nature immersion. She also integrates ethical and professional practice issues in much of her work and served as the Ethics Chair at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education from (2014 - Feb 2020). Dianne has been involved in the development of numerous well-being measures and programs including the Wuzzup and MoodPrism apps, Bio-Dash biofeedback program and the Well-being Profiler.

Projects

Displaying the 14 most recent projects by Dianne Vella-Brodrick.

14

Projects

Project Types


10

Research Contracts


4

Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 86 most recent scholarly works by Dianne Vella-Brodrick.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Fellow, International Positive Psychology Association

2019

Excellence in Research Supervision Award

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

2018

Higher Education Advanced Leadership Program

NEELI

2017

Excellence in Research Partnership Award (MGSE)

MGSE

2017

“Extraordinary Professorship” in the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR)

North-West University, South Africa

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


The Gerry Higgins Chair In Positive Psychology

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Member

International Association for Youth Mental Health

Endorsed In Health Psychology

AHPRA - Endorsed in Health Psychology

Positive Psychology Membership

International Positive Psychology Association

Registration As Psychologist

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

National Psychology Membership

Australian Psychological Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Monash University

PhD

Monash University

Master of Arts

Monash University

Graduate Diploma Psychology

Chisholm Institute of TAFE

Bachelor of Arts

Chisholm Institute of TAFE