Speaking Engagements 2017

January Auburn South Primary School, Melbourne
March Hockey Australia, AIS Canberra
Assistant Principals Seminar, Armidale
April Tasmanian Institute of Sport,  Hobart
Anglican Schools Commission, Brisbane
St Hilda’s College, Gold Coast
May Water Polo Australia, Sydney
New South Wales Institute of Sport, Sydney
June Happiness and its Causes, Sydney
Lady Gowrie Early Childhood Leaders Conference, Hobart
 July Education Transform Symposium, Peter Underwood Centre, University of Tasmania
Anglican Schools Commission Early Childhood Project, Brisbane
St Hilda’s College, Gold Coast
 October  Evidence Based Teaching Summit, Sydney

Speaking Engagements 2016

April Wenona School, Sydney
May Positive Schools Conference, Brisbane
Positive Schools Conference, Perth
June Positive Schools Conference, Melbourne
Positive Schools Conference, Sydney
Australian Institute of Sport, Now Best Next Summit, Sydney
Department of Education, Catholic Archdiocese, Armidale
July St Stephens College, Perth
Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Cricket Tasmania, Hobart
August McCarthy College, Tamworth
St Mary’s College, Gunnedah
October Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra
November Positive Schools Conference, Singapore
Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore.
World Class to Worlds Best Conference, AIS Canberra


“Kerry spoke at all four of our events in 2015 (Positive Schools International Conference Series) reaching over 2,500 Australian teachers with her message. We received fabulous feedback from our delegates affirming that Kerry’s work into gratitude is important in supporting positive school communities and wellbeing for both school staff and students. In addition, we at Positive Schools, have found Kerry a pleasure to work with. She truly embodies her research in all she does.”

Dr Helen Street, Chair – Positive Schools Initiative; Honorary Research Fellow – the University of Western Australia; Director – Wellbeing Australia.


Presentations at Universities and Schools

In recent years Kerry has presented her work at nine universities and eighteen schools, some of which have taken up action research projects that further explore the place of gratitude in these contexts.

At the invitation of the Tasmanian Principals Association, Kerry co-facilitated a book club that focused on Gratitude in Education: A Radical View for twelve school principals. The reported deep learning and collegiality that developed in this forum led to three other principal book clubs. This process was then adopted at three different book club groups for academics and general staff at the University of Tasmania as part of a Fellowship that Kerry was awarded in 2014. There have now been eighteen book clubs formed around Kerry’s book, the most recent being one for academics at Queensland University of Technology.

Portrait of Kerry Howells, author and academic

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