Marta Bassi, PhD, is associate professor of general psychology at the University of Milano, Italy. Her research interests primarily focus on optimal experience and its role in psychological selection. She has conducted research concerning individuals’ quality of experience in areas such as education, leisure and health. She is a founding member of the Italian Society of Positive Psychology (SIPP) and of the European Flow Researcher’s Network (EFRN).
Matthew Smith | President Elect UK
Matthew Smith is an Associate Professor and founding member of the Centre for Positive Psychology at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU), having co-developed the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at BNU since 2012. His research interests span positive psychology, applied social psychology, and exceptional human experience. Recent work has brought these interests together in exploring how ideas within positive psychology might impact upon people’s experiences of ‘luck’.
Dóra Guðmundsdóttir | Past PresidentIceland
Dora Gudmundsdottir is Director of Determinants of Health and Wellbeing at the Directorate of Health in Iceland. She is a governmental expert on mental health and National Focal point for Iceland in the EU Health Programme. Dora is trained clinical and organisational psychologist and holds a PhD in epidemiology of wellbeing.
Helena Águeda MarujoPortugal
Helena Águeda Marujo has a PhD in Psychology (Psychotherapy and Educational Counselling) from the University of Lisbon. She is an Associate Professor at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon, where she holds the positions of Executive Coordinator of Masters and PhDs in Human Resources Development Policies, originator and Scientific Coordinator of the MAPP Program and where she is an integrated researcher of the Centre for Administration and Public Policy (CAPP) and member of the Ethics Committee. She is Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Global Peace at the University of Lisbon. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Positive Psychology Association. Author of hundreds of scientific publications on positive psychology, positive community interventions, relational goods, public happiness, positive organizations and positive peace.
Luca Negri | Executive SecretaryItaly
Luca Negri is a clinical psychologist, a cognitive psychotherapist and holds a PhD degree in Neuropsychobiology from the University of Milano, Italy.
His interests mainly focus on mental health, psychological resources and well-being indicators, as well as research methodology and psychometrics.
Dr Evgeny Osin is a teacher, research, and consultant in positive psychology. After getting his PhD from Moscow State University he has been teaching at the HSE University in Moscow, where he is a deputy head of the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, and at the University of Paris Nanterre. His research interests focus on personal meaning, eudaimonia, well-being assessment, and cultural differences in well-being.
Corinna Peifer is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Lübeck, Germany and leads the research group Work and Health. At the interface between Organizational Psychology and Psychobiology, her research interests include topics such as flow experience, stress management and well-being at work. She is an active and founding member of the European Flow Researcher’s Network and German National Representative for the European Network of Positive Psychology (ENPP), as well as Vice President of the German Society for Positive Psychological Research (DGPPF).
Alena SlezackovaCzech Republic
Alena Slezackova, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Her scientific interests include mainly hope, mental health, and well-being. She also has a special interest in the research and practice of mindfulness. Alena is a founder and director of the Czech Positive Psychology Centre (CPPC), a member of the Advisory Council of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), and the Country Representative for the Czech Republic in the European Network for Positive Psychology (ENPP). She has been a member of several international research projects and she likes to communicate, exchange experiences, and share knowledge with colleagues and students from abroad.