Vella-Brodrick, Dianne

Dianne Vella-Brodrick

Dianne Vella-Brodrick (PhD) is a Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia and adjunct in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University. She was the Director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program which is part of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne (2013-2015). Dianne is a registered psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She founded the Positive Psychology Network in Australia and is Secretary of the International Positive Psychology Association and Chair of the IPPA Membership Committee. Dianne is an Editor in Chief of the Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice journal and founded and co-directed multiple Australian positive psychology conferences. She has published widely, presents regularly at conferences and has received over 2.5 million dollars of research funding. She serves on numerous research advisory boards, regularly reviews scientific papers for leading journals and has examined over 20 research dissertations. Dianne’s research interests include the development and evaluation of well-being programs, particularly in the areas of positive education and workplace well-being. She specializes in innovative mixed method designs which utilize the latest technology, with a special focus on young people. She also integrates ethical and professional practice issues in much of her work and has extensive experience with scale development and psychometric testing.

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