On Monday November 4, Professor Lea Waters will be coming to Mildura to begin working with Mildura Primary, Chaffey Secondary and continue working with Mildura South Primary as the three schools join together as a community of practice and embrace Positive Education.

This will be followed up by a Parent Information Evening for all parents from the three Schools at Chaffey Secondary College at 7pm.

It is such a privilege to have Professor Lea Waters coming to our schools to work with our staff and parents.  Below is an overview of Professor Waters’ work and accomplishments which may influence your decision on attending our Parent Forum on Monday November 4 at 7pm. 

Professor Lea Waters (PhD)

Lea Waters PhD is an academic, researcher, psychologist, author and speaker who specializes in positive education, positive parenting and positive organisations.

Professor Waters is the Founding Director and Inaugral Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne where she has held an academic position for more than 20 years.  She is a registered psychologist (AHPRA) and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society for over 20 years.

Lea is the 2017-2019 President of the International Positive Psychology Association and serves on the Council of Happiness and Education for the World Happiness Council. She holds affiliate positions at Cambridge University’s Well-Being Institute and the University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations. As a researcher, she has published close to 100 scientific articles and book chapters.