Volume 3, Article 1, Editorial

European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, Volume 3, Article 1, 1-2.

Editorial: The European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology going forward

Ilona Boniwell, Siobhain O’Riordan and Stephen Palmer


Boniwell, I., O’Riordan, S., & Palmer, S. (2019). Editorial: The European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology: going forward. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, 3, 1, 1-2. Retrieved from: https://www.nationalwellbeingservice.org/volumes/volume-3-2019/volume-3-article-1-editorial

Volume 3, Article 1

Editorial available as a PDF download.

Published on 13th March, 2019


Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the European leaders in positive psychology, having founded and headed the first Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in Europe at the University of East London. Nowadays, she heads the International MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (I-MAPP) at Anglia Ruskin University (that includes a dedicated positive psychology coaching pathway), teaches Positive Management at l’Ecole Centrale Paris and HEC, and consults around the world as a director of Positran and ScholaVie. Her main teaching expertise lies in the areas of positive psychology and positive psychology coaching, with research interests around: subjective time use, time perspective, eudaimonic well-being and applications of positive psychology to business, executive coaching and education.


Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD is a chartered psychologist and chartered scientist. She is Chair and a Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology and member and Trustee of the International Stress Management AssociationUK. Siobhain is also a trainer and course co-director on the stress management and coaching programmes at the Centre for Stress Management and Centre for Coaching, London.


Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is Coordinating Director of the ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research, and Founder Director of the Centre for Stress Management, London. He is the Honorary President and a Fellow of both the International Stress Management Association and the International Society for Coaching Psychology. He is Professor of Practice at the Wales Institute for Work Based Learning, University of Wales Trinity Saint David; an Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at Aalborg University; and Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City, University of London, UK. He is a coaching psychologist and applied positive psychologist. He has written or edited over 50 books and has published over 225 articles and chapters.