Monique Zahavi is a positive psychology practitioner, having gained a BSc in Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London and a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from Buckinghamshire New University.  Monique previously founded and managed her own businesses and alongside her writing and research interests, currently works for a global education charity. She also volunteers as a mentor on the Birkbeck Pathways Mentorship programme.

Monique’s initial interest in positive psychology began at undergraduate level where she explored multiple psychological factors which might enhance welling for a chronically ill population. Having developed a deep curiosity about behaviours, personality traits and factors which appeared to enhance resilience, her more recent research considers positive psychological practises which might support us through our life journeys.

Current research interests include focusing on behaviours and factors which enable wellbeing and thriving, including:

·       Managing changes in self-identity

·       Resilience during life transitions

·       Positive psychology for older female immigrants