Lea Waters | Ambassador
Positive Education Schools Association (PESA)

Lea Waters, Ambassador, Positive Education Schools Association (PESA)

Order of Australia recipient, Lea Waters AM, PhD, is a psychologist, researcher, speaker and author. She’s one of the world’s leading experts on Positive Education, Positive Organizations, and Strength-Based Parenting and Teaching. As a University researcher, Lea turns her science into strength-based strategies to help organizations, educators and parents around the world build resilience in their employees and children, helping them to thrive. Lea is the Past President of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and founding director of the Centre for Positive Psychology (now the Centre for Wellbeing Science) at the University of Melbourne. Lea holds affiliate positions at Cambridge University and the University of Michigan and serves on the Scientific Board at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Centre. She is the author of The Strength Switch. Lea’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and more.


Day 2 @ 11:00

FIRESIDE CHAT - Nurturing student agency and amplifying student voice

Join Professor Lea Waters and Anne Johnstone as they discuss the significance of fostering student agency in young people, and how Positive Education can bolster student agency.In this discussion, you will hear:

  • Real-life examples from school communities across Australia.
  • Research on the impact that Positive Education has on student voice.
  • Insights from students.
last published: 24/May/24 07:25 GMT

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