The Science and Practice of Whole-School Wellbeing.
Building capacity and understanding of wellbeing and resilience among students, staff and whānau across kura and kāhui ako throughout Aotearoa, is what keeps Dr Lucy Hone busy.
Lucy is a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience. Her expertise in this area came as a result of very tragic and personal circumstance. In 2014, her 12-year old daughter, Abi, and friends, were killed in a tragic road accident. This forced Lucy to turn her substantial academic training and professional practice, to foster resilience and wellbeing among diverse populations and organisations both in NZ and internationally.
She now works with organisations - from leading law and aviation firms, to schools and health practitioners – to design and implement wellbeing initiatives creating sustained and meaningful change.
She trained under international thought-leaders in Wellbeing Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and then went on to study models and measurement of Wellbeing for her PhD in Wellbeing Science/Public Health at AUT University in Auckland.
Lucy is a research associate at AUT University, a published academic researcher, and a best-selling author and contributor to Psychology Today.
Lucy’s research has been published in internationally respected peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Positive Psychology, Social Indicators Research, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the International Journal of Wellbeing and NZ Journal of Human Resources Management.
In 2019 she has been commissioned by Taylor and Francis to co-write The Educators’ Guide to Building Whole-school Wellbeing: A Practical Guide to Getting Started, Best-Practice Process and Effective Implementation.