Welcome to my website!
I am an associate professor at the Centre for Positive Psychology within the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education. I received a BA in Psychology from Arizona State University, with minors in Spanish and Communication, a Masters and PhD in social/ personality psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and received additional postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania.
My research draws on multiple fields of inquiry, including health, positive, social, personality, and developmental psychology, and public health to address the question of thriving across the lifespan. I incorporate a lifespan perspective, innovative methodologies and interdisciplinary collaboration.
I have published over 80 articles and chapters and two books (see my publications). I actively work to bridge gaps between research and practice. For details on my research and projects, see my research page. I have given talks around the world (see my presentations) and developed several wellbeing measures (see my questionnaires).
I strive to live out a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy being active - running, cycling, and other outdoor activities. I have enjoyed periods of competition, including winning the Charlottesville Marathon and numerous smaller races, and completing the Ballarat half Ironman in 2016. I am now enjoying simply being active and experiencing the world around me.
Take a few minutes to learn more about my research, teaching, and other interests through the links at the top of this page.