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Dr Helen Street

Social psychologist and educator Dr Helen Street has worked extensively with Australian schools since 1999. Helen is passionate about nurturing wellbeing, effective goal setting, and long-term motivation in adults and children, and has presented her research and ideas internationally in academic journals and in the popular media. Her work has been met with international acclaim and has been endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and ‘Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes’ creator Jane Elliott, among many others. In addition to her academic role with the University of Western Australia, Helen is an adjunct research consultant for the health department of WA’s Centre for Clinical Interventions and co-chair for the Positive Schools conferences. In 2011 Helen was awarded the title of Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Graduate Education at UWA. She was the show psychologist for Network Ten’s The Circle in 2011–2012 and is now a regular feature writer for Western Teacher magazine. Helen is one of the original creators of the National Australian Positive Schools Initiative in addition to being a regular host and presenter at the events.

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