Annalise is a positive psychology practitioner, mentor and wellbeing researcher who is passionate about bringing positive psychology to life through coaching. She is one of the lead authors of the Ethical Guidelines for Positive Psychology Practice (2019), the first such guidelines for our field. In 2017 Annalise gained a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) from the University of East London) where she conducted an expressive writing randomised control trial exploring memory recall and coaching prompts to ameliorate wellbeing and depression. In 2018 Annalise commenced her PhD studies at Auckland University of Technology upon receiving a Vice Chancellors Doctoral scholarship, her research explores Lay Theories of Wellbeing in New Zealand Adults. The research is uncovering some interesting similarities and differences to common wellbeing theory.
She currently sits on the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology’s executive committee and previously held the position of Student Development Co-Lead for the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) Student Division (SIPPA). Where she oversaw the development and delivery of the Career and Professional Development Webinar Series, supporting career development by asking leaders in Positive Psychology ‘what can we learn from those who have gone before us?’. The webinar series is a popular offering for students and the wider IPPA community of life‐long learners.