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Porter, Helen Street and Neil

Biography

"Dr Helen Street is a social psychologist, author and educator. She has worked extensively in Australian schools since 1999. Her work focuses on Positive Education, wellbeing, goal setting and motivation and has been presented internationally in academic journals and in the popular media. Helen is an adjunct research consultant for the health department of WA’s Centre for Clinical Interventions and co-chair for the Positive Schools conferences. In 2011 Helen was awarded the title of Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Graduate Education at UWA. She has been a regular guest psychologist for Channel Ten and is a regular feature writer for the Western Teacher. Neil Porter has a broad background in technology, psychology and law. He is founding member and co-chair of The National Australian Positive Schools Initiative. Neil has been instrumental in ensuring the Positive Schools conferences continually highlight the most important ideas and strategies in Positive Education and bring those ideas and strategies to an increasingly wide audience. Neil is also co-founder of The Positive Times online magazine for educators, and director of Wise Solutions mental health assessment services for schools. These projects have ensured that advances in school-based wellbeing have been accessed by more than ten thousand schools worldwide."

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