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2023 Ravenswood Community Forum - Professor Lea Waters

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In this one-hour presentation, Professor Lea Waters (PhD) will share the science of Strength-Based Parenting and how it can help your Child and Teen to flourish. She will also outline the framework underpinning her Visible Wellbeing (VWB) approach which combines the science of wellbeing with the science of learning to make wellbeing visible.  Lea will showcase the VWB activities and practices that Ravenswood has embedded to boost student wellbeing across all layers of our School Community. 

Visible Wellbeing is the culmination of 20 years of high-impact research in psychology and education conducted and published by Lea Waters PhD. There will be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of her book, ‘The Strength Switch’ at the end of this engaging and thought-provoking parent Community event.

Order of Australia recipient, Professor Lea Waters AM, PhD is a psychologist, researcher, professor, published author, internationally-celebrated keynote speaker and one of the world’s leading experts on Positive Education, Positive Organisations and Strength-Based Parenting and Teaching. Professor Waters is the Founding Director and Inaugural Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology (now the Centre for Wellbeing Science), University of Melbourne, where she has held an academic position for 25 years. 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 Center.

Lea is a Past President of the International Positive Psychology Association (2017-2019), serves on the Council of Happiness and Education for the World Happiness Council, is the Patron of Flourishing Education Japan and Ambassador for the Positive Education Schools Association. She is a registered psychologist (AHPRA) and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.

As a researcher, Lea has also published 110+ scientific articles and book chapters. Her book, The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish, was the top release on Amazon in the parenting category.

Light refreshments will be available on arrival.

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