Dr. Kate Hefferon

Chartered Research Psychologist

JOPP special edition deadline- Extended

Hi All We are happy to note that our deadline for the JOPP Special edition in Qualitative research for the Journal of Positive Psychology (information here- http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/beh/rpos-qualitative-research-in-positive-psychology)  has been extended until MARCH 31st , 2015. Thanks to all for their intended support and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any … Continued

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference (Dublin, Ireland)

In june, I had the pleasure of presenting to and spending the day at the PCI college conference on Counselling & Psychotherapy. The Post-traumatic growth seminar seemed to go down really well! See some testimonials below… “…This was so relevant for me living in the north & knowing members of the ‘Bloody Sunday’ families and members of … Continued

Interview with Louisa Jewell – Canadian Positive Psychology Association

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with the lovely Louisa Jewell, president of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. We had a Skype conference about my upcoming invited talk on the Body and Positive Psychology at the CPPA Conference, held this July in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  

Mortality awareness Internship

We have been so lucky to receive an intern grant to work with a student at UEL on a very exciting and innovative project. Led by Professor MarkMcDermott and myself, we are going to supervise a grounded theory analysis on the links between mortality awareness and well-being. Watch this space for results!

MAPP Team receive nominations for UEL Student led Teaching awards 2014

This week the MAPP team learned that we were all nominated for the UEL Student Led Teaching awards 2014! Congrats to Marcia Wilson and James Beale who went on to win! http://www.uelunion.org/news/article/6001/RECORD-NUMBER-OF-UEL-STUDENTS-amp-STAFF-CELEBRATE-EXCELLENCE-AT-UELSU-AWARDS Thanks to those who voted for us- really special!      

Walkshops for well-being

Over the next few months, researcher in Scotland will be hosting three information sharing events, called “walkshops” focused on the links between walking and well being. These walkshops aim to put theory into practice and will ensure that attendees are more active than during the usual workshops. The three walkshops will have a variety of … Continued

New Positive Psychology Textbook!

I am so pleased to announce that the MAPP team have a new, second year textbook coming out this summer! Lomas, T., Hefferon, K. & Ivtzan, I. (2014). Applied Positive Psychology: Integrated Positive Practice. Sage Publications.  More information to follow soon!  

Launch of Posttraumatic Growth research unit at UEL

It is with great excitement that I can announce that we have officially opened the first Posttraumatic Growth Research Unit at the University of East London. Part of the School Health Promotion and Behaviour Research Group the Post Traumatic Growth Unit specialises in research pertaining to the experiences and facilitators of the phenomenon Posttraumatic Growth (PTG). The unit primarily focuses on … Continued

Positive Psychology and the Body: Book Review

Hi All, Just to say I have recently come across this review on my new book Positive Psychology and the Body: The somatopsychic Side to Flourishing by the Wholebeing institute http://wholebeinginstitute.com/book-review-positive-psychology-and-the-body/ Thanks so much for the feedback and great to know that there are others out there looking into the same areas of research. To … Continued