PROF Lindsay Oades

PROF Lindsay Oades


  • Wellbeing Literacy (Positive Psychology)



  • Professor Lindsay G Oades (MBA with Distinction, PhD) is Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. Lindsay’s formal training is in psychology and business. Lindsay’s PhD was in Clinical Psychology and he was previously a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Psychologists and College of Health Psychologists.
    In March 2015 Lindsay was invited to move from his position (School of Psychology and Sydney Business School) of over 15 years at the University of Wollongong to work at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

    In 2013 he received an Australian Government citation for outstanding contribution to student learning. Lindsay has taught applied psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for 20 years in psychology, nursing, business and education in Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. He speaks at conferences around the world, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and scholarly book chapters cited over 2300 times (h-index =24). Lindsay has been part of teams that have gained over $2.8m in competitive research funding, and contract research or consultancies (domestic and international) of over $594,000 in applied health and education contexts. He has supervised 13 doctoral students successfully to completion.

    His research interests concern the applications of wellbeing in workplaces, health and education systems. In particular, he has developed intervention and organisational development programs to assist mental health services to become more recovery oriented, drawing on the empirical bases of positive psychology and wellbeing science. This work is referred to as the Collaborative Recovery Model and Stages of Psychological Recovery. His current developing research program focusses on (1) positive systems science (2) wellbei   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Wollongong
  • PhD, University of Wollongong 1999


Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • Two key emerging research programs involve wellbeing literacy and systems approaches applied to wellbeing.