Laura Martin

Laura Martin

Lecturer

, School of Psychology

Lecturer - Positive Psychology

Areas Of Interest

  • Wellbeing and resilience skills of children and youth
  • Wellbeing and resilience skills of school staff and parents
  • Whole school and toolbox approaches to positive education
  • Developing innovative and practical ways to apply positive psychology within educational settings
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OVERVIEW

Laura Martin is a lecturer on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP) team at UEL. She has an International MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge) and PGCE (Warwick University). Her final MSc project focused on the development of a series of positive psychology interventions to enhance the well-being of teaching staff and school leadership. With over fifteen years experience in education in the UK and the Middle East, Laura has excelled in numerous roles and has long been an advocate of the need for blending high level academic and pastoral support to increase student engagement, achievement and well-being. Laura is Head of Wellbeing Education with Positran where she has co-designed evidence informed, interactive well-being curricula and resources for 5-14yr olds with Pr. Ilona Boniwell. These are now part of an active research trial in three schools internationally.

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • How does a well-being curriculum rooted in positive psychology and delivered over an academic year by class teachers impact primary aged students in diverse settings?

TEACHING

MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology

This course fully integrates positive psychology and coaching psychology to create an innovative training programme for those promoting wellbeing.

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