Dr. Robinson is the leading global authority on Mental Fitness, pioneering the concept, measurement and application through vigorous research.

Founder, Executive Director and CEO of Applied Positive Psychology Learning Institute (Appli). Founder, Executive Director and CEO of Applied Education and Training (AppliED), and Managing Director of Positive Psychology Institute, offering expertise as a consulting psychologist, author, trainer and speaker in positive psychology, wellbeing, and Mental Fitness.

Paula has completed her Bachelor of Science with first class honours and her PhD in Positive Psychology with a Mental Fitness focus, as well as numerous research studies, book chapters, invited presentations, workshops and strategic positive change programmes for government, private organisations, schools and the wider community. 

Paula has been invited to present at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, France, UK, Qatar, Singapore, China, Canada and USA on her work with schools and organisations. Paula has worked with over 300 schools, training and implementing both large and smaller-scale Positive Education initiatives for leaders, teachers, students and parents. Paula is currently the Australian representative for the International Positive Education Network and has performed numerous expert advisory panel and media roles. Paula is currently a fellow and lecturer for the University of Wollongong, Sydney Business School, Laureate Universities and guest lecturer at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education. Paula has just published her first book in applied Positive Psychology in education, titled Practising Positive Education: A Guide to Improve Wellbeing Literacy in Schools which has received exceptional reviews and the first edition has sold out.  The 2nd edition is now available.  You can read Paula’s full bio here.

Paula Robinson PhD