Dr Lindsay G. Oades PhD is an internationally acclaimed wellbeing public policy strategist, researcher and author. As Director and Professor at the Centre for Positive Psychology, at The University of Melbourne, he leads a growing and dynamic team of researchers and educators who promote and investigate how people learn to improve wellbeing, in education, health, organisations and communities.
In 2013 he was awarded an Australian Government citation for outstanding contribution to student learning. As a sought after speaker, known to provoke thought, he has given keynote or invited presentations in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, UK and the USA.With over 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters related to wellbeing, recovery and coaching and four books with esteemed publishers including Cambridge University Press, Wiley-Blackwell and SAGE, he is a scientific reviewer for the Australian Research Council. Lindsay has consulted to multiple organisations including the NSW Department of Education, NSW Mental Health Commission, Beyond Blue and the Australian Mental Health Commission. He is currently a non-executive Director of Action of Happiness Australia, and the Positive Education Schools Association and a long term managing Director of Life Sculpture Pty Ltd (trading as Campania of Meeniyan).Lindsay's multidisciplinary background spanning philosophy of science and ethics, clinical, coaching and positive psychology, business and public policy provide insights into the multidisciplinary area of wellbeing. He was previously a co-editor for the International Journal of Wellbeing, a scientific panel member at the Institute of Coaching (Harvard University) and a visiting researcher at Kings College London. Lindsay's current work involves understanding, measuring and improving wellbeing literacy- (how we communicate about and for wellbeing) part of his new theory Thrievability Theory. Lindsay aims for every school child in Australia to have a personalised wellbeing plan via coaching and currently works with a process called "My Wellbeing Planner". Lindsay believes wellbeing is everyone's business and he promotes this using a systems and community based approach- wellbeing focussed- different from traditional approaches to mental health which focus on the individual and alleviating negative states. Lindsay asserts that we should "teach rather than treat", an approach of learning wellbeing capabilities - being able to improve your own and others wellbeing.
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Relative incidence and origins of achievement emotions in computer-based collaborative pro..
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An Integrative Approach to Evaluating the Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Education
Helen Cahill, Margaret Kern, Babak Dadvand, Emlyn Walter Cruickshank, Midford Midford, Catherine Smith, Anne Farrelly, Lindsay Oades
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Emotional Education
Evaluation studies often use stand-alone and summative assessment strategies to examine the impacts of Social and Emotional Learni..
Competing Priorities: Staff Perspectives on Supporting Recovery
Clair Le Boutillier, Mike Slade, Vanessa Lawrence, Victoria J Bird, Ruth Chandler, Marianne Farkas, Courtenay Harding, John Larsen, Lindsay G Oades, Glenn Roberts, Geoff Shepherd, Graham Thornicroft, Julie Williams, Mary Leamy
Journal article | 2015 | Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
A Comparison of Two Coaching Approaches to Enhance Implementation of a Recovery-Oriented Service Model
Frank P Deane, Retta Andresen, Trevor P Crowe, Lindsay G Oades, Joseph Ciarrochi, Virginia Williams
Journal article | 2014 | Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Improving implementation of evidence-based practice in mental health service delivery: protocol for a cluster randomised quasi-experimental investigation of staff-focused values interventions
Virginia Williams, Lindsay G Oades, Frank P Deane, Trevor P Crowe, Joseph Ciarrochi, Retta Andresen
Journal article | 2013 | Implementation Science
The collaborative recovery model: Positive organisations enabling the use of strengths and values to serve recovery in enduring mental illness
L OADES, FP Deane, TP Crowe
Book Chapter | 2012
This, then, gives the appearance that people from these countries have lower levels of happiness than do people from ... Due to t..
Hope, Meaning and Responsibility across Stages of Recovery for Individuals Living With an Enduring Mental Illness
V Copic, FP Deane, TP Crowe, LG Oades
Journal article | 2011 | The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
AbstractThis study reports on the relationship between stage of recovery and hope, meaning and responsibility for individuals diag..
A framework for mental health consumers to evaluate service provision.
Gillian Malins, Kim Morland, Jon Strang, Trevor Dowson, Sandra Hunt, David Williamson, Michael Mason, Yvonne Eman, Lindsay Oades
Journal article | 2006 | Australasian Psychiatry
OBJECTIVES: This paper outlines a proposed framework including values, principles and steps, developed by consumers, to evaluate m..
Challenges in implementing evidence-based practice into mental health services.
Frank P Deane, Trevor P Crowe, Robert King, David J Kavanagh, Lindsay G Oades
Journal article | 2006 | Australian Health Review
This paper highlights challenges in implementing mental health policy at a service delivery level. It describes an attempt to fost..
Collaborative recovery: an integrative model for working with individuals who experience chronic and recurring mental illness.
Lindsay Oades, Frank Deane, Trevor Crowe, W Gordon Lambert, David Kavanagh, Chris Lloyd
Journal article | 2005 | Australasian Psychiatry
OBJECTIVES: Recovery is an emerging movement in mental health. Evidence for recovery-based approaches is not well developed and ap..
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Director, Centre For Positive Psychology
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Wollongong
University of Wollongong