Professor Lea Waters (Ph.D.) holds the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She is the first Australian to be appointed a Professorship in Positive Psychology and has held an academic position at the University of Melbourne for the 20 years.
Lea is the president elect of the International Positive Psychology Association and holds affiliate positions at Cambridge University and the University of Michigan.
She is a registered psychologist (AHPRA), a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and is on the Advisory Board for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
She was listed in the Financial Times and Westpac Bank 100 Women of Influence
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You can watch her TEDx talk
Lea's Youtube talk on 'Gratitude at work': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMI27cwZABw
Lea's Youtube talk on Positive Education: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roP-aOKcxWs
Waters, L. (2016). The relationship between parent mindfulness, child mindfulness and child stress, Psychology, 7, 40-51.
Rusk, R., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2016). Gratitude or gratefulness? A conceptual review and proposal of the system of appreciative functioning. Journal of Happiness Studies, 5(1) first on-line
Brunzell, T., & Stokes, H. & Waters., L. (2016). Trauma informed positive education: Using positive psychology to repair and strengthen vulnerable students. Contem
Ong Ken. (2013 - on going). An evidence based synthesis of the influence of workplace mindfullness interventions on employee wellbeing.
Tom Brunzell. (2013 - on going). Neuroinformed learning and positive psychology for traumatised youth.
Rusk, Reuben. (2012- on going). Positive Psychology Interventions: A Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Approach using Five Positive Domains of Functioning
Vass, Athena. (2012 - on going). The impact of resilence training on teacher wellbeing
Strauss, Gabriel. (2012). The Effects of Leader Psychological Capital on Team Psychological Capital and Team Outcomes
Williams, Paige. (2011 - ongoing). Exploring implicit attitudes as the causal mechanism in the positive impact of individual psychological capital on perceptions of virtuous organisation culture and employee work happiness.
Abrahams, Lisa. (2010). The interrelationships between mentoring, job satisfaction, stress and teacher efficacy.
Sankey, Michael. (2006-2010). Examining the role of regulatory focus in escalation of commitment scenarios.
Yim. Laetitia. (2006-2009). The Role of Interpersonal Comfort, Attributional Confidence, and Communication Quality in Academic Mentoring Relationships
Joslin, Felicity. (2002-2005). A longitudinal examination of the process of acculturation during organisation change.
McArdle, Sarah (2005). The role of employability in assisting unemployed people to find quality re-employment.
Russo, James. (2004). The Association between workaholism and work-family conflict.
Dunstan, Sam. (2001). Mission statements and HRM: An exploratory case study of an Australian Organisational Change Initiative.
Hunter, Sarah. (2001).The impact of gender on the level and antecedents of work-family conflict.