Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program, University of Melbourne
Dianne Vella-Brodrick (PhD) is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director (Research) at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. Dianne is the inaugural Director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program (2013 – 2015), an Editor in Chief of the Psychology of Well-Being journal and Secretary of the International Positive Psychology Association.
Dianne founded the Australian Positive Psychology Network and has co-directed three Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being conferences. Her work is well published in scientific journals and she has received over 2.5 million dollars of funding for her research on evaluating well-being programs using the latest innovations and methods.
She has a special interest in studying how time use and technology relate to physical health and psychological well-being.