Positive Psychology Centre

The Positive Psychology Centre was founded in 2017.

The following year, it set about furthering Positive Psychology studies in under-researched areas.

It has since published research studies on hope, fear, and motivation in partnership with Bucks New University. Today, it consists of 3 Positive Psychology Applied Research Initiatives onĀ Violence & Post Traumatic Growth, Mental Health & Wellbeing, and Somatics & Kinaesthetics.

The Centre focuses on qualitative research methods related to practical applications in real world settings. It also encourages inter-disciplinary research approaches and collaborations with those operating in other fields of Psychology, as well as other professional and academic domains related to Positive Psychology in Research and Practice. Its aim is to offer a bridge and fruitful conversation between the rigorous research methods of academia and the dynamic needs of professional practice.

The Centre runs a Scholarship Fund to help qualified Positive Psychology Practitioners contribute to the 3 research initiatives mentioned above. The first 4 Courage Scholarships were awarded for the Violence & Post-Traumatic Growth Initiative in August 2020 using institutional and private funds. Their scholarships were funded by PPG and private donations.

If you or your organisation would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund, please note we are open to receiving funds for the following scholarship projects: