Toni is an educator and educational psychologist with expertise in student wellbeing, positive school communities and positive psychology/positive education. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education (IPPE) at Australian Catholic University (ACU) and is a co-author, with Helen McGrath, of many practical best selling teacher resource books including the award winning BOUNCE BACK! Program and HITS and HOTS: Teaching +Thinking+ Social Skills on student engagement. Her involvement in major government projects includes the Australian Government’s 2011 Revision of the National Safe Schools Framework, advising and developing resources for the Safe Schools Hub and the Australian Government’s 2008 Scoping Study on Student Wellbeing. She has an Australian Government Carrick citation for her outstanding contributions to University teaching and is on the Advisory Board of the National Centre Against Bullying.
Toni Noble completed her undergraduate degree and Diploma of Education at the University of NSW, her Masters Degree at Monash University and her Ph.D at Sydney University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education and the Faculty of Education at ACU. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students in education and psychology in Melbourne at Deakin University and in Sydney at ACU and supervised doctoral students. She has developed a Masters specialisation in Student Wellbeing at ACU. She is regularly invited to run workshops, seminars and give keynote addresses both nationally and internationally. Her invitations to present internationally has led to her work in the UK, USA, Greece, USA, South Africa, Jordan and Asia. Her work with teachers and school districts in Scotland has led to the widespread adoption of the Bounce Back program in Scotland. Toni has also worked with an International Expert Group in Bhutan to develop a new global development paradigm for the United Nations to promote sustainable happiness and wellbeing as a global goal.
Helen is a counseling psychologist and educator with expertise in mental health,social skills, relationships and effective teaching & learning. She is an Adjunct Professor at two universities: RMIT University (School of Education), and Deakin University (School of Education) and a psychologist in part-time private practice. She is the author or co-author of 22 books for educators, psychologists and the general community including Difficult Personalities and two award winning programs: BOUNCE BACK! and Friendly Kids Friendly Classrooms. Her newest co-authored book, with Toni Noble, is HITS and HOTS: Teaching +Thinking+ Social Skills. She is a recipient of Deakin’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Service. Her involvement in major government projects includes the Australian Government’s 2011 Revision of the National Safe Schools Framework, advising and developing resources for the Safe Schools Hub and the Australian Government’s 2008 Scoping Study on Student Wellbeing. She is on the Advisory Board and executive committee of the National Centre Against Bullying.
Helen completed her undergraduate degree and Diploma of Education at the University of Sydney and her Masters degree and Ph.D at Monash University. She has a background in teaching and also spent two years completing an internship at the Austin Hospital, working with both the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has a small private counselling psychology practice in Cheltenham, Melbourne and consults extensively with individual organisations, community health groups and schools. She is regularly invited to run workshops & seminars and present keynote addresses both nationally and internationally and is a regular commentator for both national and international media on issues relating to psychology, emotional, social and behavioural disorders, wellbeing and learning.