Rachel Colla (BSocSci, MPsych, MAPP, PhD Candidate) is Director of Merakai Consulting and part of the teaching and research team in the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Rachel has been teaching the science of positive psychology in education, business and sporting contexts for over a decade. Prior to her work in organisational settings, Rachel worked as a psychologist in the education sector, integrating wellbeing and clinical psychology in her work with students, teachers and parents. Her practice draws on a multi-disciplinary approach, and is heavily informed by a dynamic systems model of thriving. Her current research focuses on hope theory, purpose and innovation of systems. She is passionate about creating the conditions to enable our young people to thrive.
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