Congratulations to Lea Waters, President-Elect of the International Positive Psychology Association

December 5, 2016

Lea Waters, the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology and is the founding Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, was elected to the position of President-Elect with the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). Her term lasts until 2018 and as President-Elect, she will contribute to IPPA’s continuing mission of promoting positive psychology, sharing its findings, and facilitating collaboration within a diverse community of  researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners.

Lea Waters is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Positive Organizations. Her work currently focuses on intersection between positive organizational scholarship and educational psychology with a focus on how to create schools as positive institutions. Her TEDx talk, “Warning: Being positive is not for the faint hearted!” is available for viewing online and her book, “The Strength Switch: Using the new science of strength-based parenting to help you and your child flourish,” will be published by Penguin Press in 2017.