Dr. Helen Street

Bringing positive education alive.


Originally from the UK, Dr Helen Street has a background in applied social psychology and youth mental health. She has worked extensively in Australian schools since 1999. Her work exploring well-being, engagement and motivation in young people has been presented internationally in academic journals and in the popular media. Helen’s ideas have been met with international acclaim and have been endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and ‘brown eyes blue eyes’ creator Jane Elliott, among many others.

Current work

Helen is an adjunct research consultant for the health department of WA’s Centre for Clinical Interventions and an Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Graduate Education at The University of Western Australia. She appears frequently on Australian TV and radio and writes regularly for educational publications including Western Teacher magazine and The Positive Times. Helen is also the author of several books and book chapters and co-editor, with Neil Porter, of Positive Schools first book, Better Than OK.

Helen is one of the original creators of The Positive Schools conferences in addition to being a regular host and presenter at the events. The incredible success of the events is a satisfying reflection of her passion to bring positive education to all Australian schools.


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