The Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) brings together the world’s leading researchers and theorists to conduct rigorous, multi-disciplinary research.

Our goals

Through our research we aim to:

  • address critical educational and psychosocial issues
  • translate theory and research into effective policy and practice, and
  • demonstrate how people can not just succeed — but flourish and thrive.

Our projects

We have a number of current and past projects focussing on areas such as well-being in healthcare, student engagement in early secondary school, improving indigenous students’ learning outcomes and solving real world problems with mathematics.

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Research instruments

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Our research

Australian Centre for Indigenous Thriving

ACIT’s purpose is to enable Indigenous children, youth and communities to, not just succeed, but thrive.

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Motivation and Behaviour

This program focuses focused on understanding human motivation and behaviour for the promotion of human wellness.

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Positive Psychology

This research steam explores the factors that allow humans to flourish and to contribute to their community and society.

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25A Barker Road
Strathfield NSW 2135 Australia

Mailing address

Locked Bag 2002
Strathfield NSW 2135 Australia

(02) 9701 4626
ippe@acu.edu.au