Dr Jane Dutton's work bridges positive psychology and organisational science. She is a co-founder of the Centre for Positive Organisations and a major contributor to the science of Positive Organisational Scholarship (POS). Jane's research is focused on processes that build the capabilities and strengths of employees in organisations. She is passionate about cultivating human flourishing at work. In particular, she examines how high-quality connections and identity processes increase employees' and organisations' capabilities. Her research has explored compassion, resilience and energy in organisations.
Lindsay Oades PhD is an internationally acclaimed wellbeing public policy strategist, author, researcher and academic. As Director and Professor at the Centre for Wellbeing Science at The University of Melbourne, he leads a growing and dynamic team of researchers and educators who promote and investigate how people learn to improve wellbeing in education, health, organisations and communities.
Denise is Director of the NZ Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience and has lectured on strengths and positive psychology around the world. As the only trainer from Australia/New Zealand selected to deliver the University of Pennsylvania’s groundbreaking Penn Resiliency Programme, she has worked alongside Professor Martin Seligman and Dr Karen Reivich, training educators in wellbeing and resilience at leading schools in Australia and the UK (Geelong Grammar School, St Peter’s Adelaide and Wellington College).
Writer and psychologist Barry Schwartz frequently publishes editorials in The New York Times, applying his research in psychology to current events. His fascinating body of research addresses morality, decision making and the inter-relationships between behavioural science and society. He is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College and since 2016 has been visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Marco Iacoboni is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences and Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. He is a leading neurologist and neuroscientist originally from Rome, Italy and has been with UCLA since 1999.
Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough. For more than 15 years, Dr. Rashid has worked with individuals experiencing complex mental health issues including severe depression, debilitating anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and suicidal behaviour.