Annalise Roache


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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.


Auckland University of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
Doctor of Philosophy
Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Research - Lay Person Constructions
2018 To
Dissertation: Lay Theories of Wellbeing: an empirical study of New Zeland adults.
Advisor: Dr Elizabeth du Preez and Professor Lindsay Oades (Melbourne University)

University of East London
London, United Kingdom
Master of Science, 2017
Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology
2014 To 2017
Dissertation: Expressive writing for wellbeing: Ameliorating depressive symptomology, self-compassion and self-efficacy - an online randomised controlled trial
Advisor: Dr Marie Stopforth and Dr Tim Lomas