Dr Jolanta Burke
Senior Lecturer and Associate Programme Leader of Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology
Helping people understand and apply positive psychology to live a better life
Her passion, however, is the marriage of two fields Cyber Psychology and Positive Psychology.
- British Psychological Society
- International Positive Psychology Association
- European Network for Positive Psychology
Current research projects:
- Positive Cyber Psychology: The impact of technology on wellbeing
- Positive Music: The Examination of 'Now that's what I call music' lyrics.
- The psychology of human potential
Research projects I currently supervise (selected):
- The role of mindsets in coaching
- Increasing access to intuitive processing: A meta-analytical study.
- The impact of cleanliness on wellbeing.
- Finding the productivity sweet-spot: Examining the mediating effect of Psychological Capital and Trust on employee engagement and job performance.
- Exploring well-being amongst UK vets
- Friendship and the elderly: A systematic review.
- Character strengths and flourishing among nurses in USA.
- Happiness and thrift: The impact of spending money on wellbeing.
- Assessing well-being in Irish schools.
- Evaluating a well-being intervention for Irish primary schools.
- Creating space in the mind of an astronaut.
- Investigating the concept of adventure wellbeing.
- Positive Eating Intervention
- The impact of children's attachment on parental wellbeing.
Burke, J. (in press) Practical guide to using positive psychology in coaching: Personal, business and career.
Burke, J. (2017). The clinical practice of well-being. The Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, 17(4), 14-17.
Burke, J. & Hackett, M. (2017). When Irish eyes are smiling: Irish therapists’ well-being and their passion for the work of counselling & psychotherapy. Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 17 (3).
Burke, J. & Stephens, E. (2017). Applying positive psychology to sexual addiction. In T.Birchard & J. Benfield (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Addiction. Abington: Routledge.
Zhu, J.J., Lomas, T., Burke, J. Ivtzan, I. (2017). Exploring the role of purpose in the lives of career changers: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Positive Psychology and Well-being, 1(2).
Burke, J. (2016) Happiness after 30: The Paradox of Aging. Dublin: Jumpp
Burke, J. (2016). Posttraumatic Growth: Examining an increase of optimism amongst targets of bullying in Ireland. The Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy 16(2), 11-15.
Burke, J. & Minton, S.J. (2016). Rethinking well-being: Deficit vs strength approach in measuring the impact of bullying and cyberbullying in schools. In C. Mc Guckin & L. Corcoran (Eds.)
Bullying and Cyberbullying: Prevalence, Psychological Impacts and Intervention Strategies. New York: Nova.
Burke, J. (under review). Childlessness and flourishing: Tapping into the posttraumatic growth potential to boost psychological health of women, who want to have children but cannot. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.
Burke, J. & Minton, S.J. (under review). Wellbeing in post primary schools in Ireland: The assessment and contribution of character strengths. Irish Educational Studies Journal.
Audin, K., Burke, J., & Ivtzan, I. (under review). Compassion Fatigue, compassion satisfaction and work engagement in residential childcare. The Scottish Journal of Residential Childcare.
Hughes, N. & Burke, J. (under review). Sleeping with the frenemy: How subjective happiness, quality of life, risk of smartphone addiction and positive emotions are impacted by restricting “bedroom use” of smartphones and mobile devices.
Schieren, C. & Burke, J. (under review). How do individuals with a calling retire? An Interpretative Phenomenological analysis on the presence of calling in the process of retirement transition and adjustment.
Round, J. & Burke, J. (working). A dream of retirement: The longitudinal experiences and perceived retirement wellbeing of recent retirees following a tailored positive psychology intervention linking Best Possible Self expressive writing with goal-setting.
Corbett, L. & Burke, J. (working). Mysterious potential: Toward a new understanding of fertility as fullness of being in childfree women.
Oates, P. & Burke, J. (working). Improving the well-being of Jamaican parents: The effect of an intensely positive experience writing intervention.
Dunleavy, G. & Burke, J. (working). Fostering a sense of belonging at an international school in France.
Ebu, I. & Burke, J. (working). Using the PERMA model to evaluate the relationship between character strengths and employee wellbeing in an African sample.
Burke, J. & Minton, S.J. (2013). Positive Psychology in Guidance Counselling. In J. McKenzie, L.
Darby, P. King, C. Layton, C. McGuckin, & A. Tuffy (Eds.), School Guidance Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.schoolguidancehandbook.ncge.ie
- TCD grant (2013-2015)