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    Associate Professor Lindsay G. Oades

Lindsay G. Oades (PhD) is a multi-award winning researcher, speaker, teacher and author in the applications of wellbeing science. As Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology and coordinator for the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Melbourne his applications of wellbeing science span health, business and education sectors. In the health sector Lindsay’s work on the Collaborative Recovery Model (CRM) has impacted mental health service provision with the wellbeing/coaching model being used in all mainland states of Australia and related measurement tools translated into eight languages. In the business sector, Lindsay was the foundational Director of the Australian Institute for Business Wellbeing, Sydney Business School and he is lead editor on The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. In the education sector, he contributed to the NSW Wellbeing Framework for schools and he is currently a collaborator on the ARC Linkage project examining the implementation for social and emotional learning at scale across Victorian public schools. Lindsay is a high quality educator recognised by an Australian government citation for his outstanding contribution to student learning. With over 100 scientific articles and book chapters and approaching $3m in competitive research funding he also contributes to the science of wellbeing. Lindsay contributes to the community in multiple ways from being on the scientific advisory board at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University, a co-editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing, non-executive Director for the Reach Foundation and Action for Happiness Australia, through to having been an age manager for Surf Life Saving Australia and a junior AFL football coach. Lindsay believes wellbeing is everyone’s business.


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