Bridget Grenville-Cleave

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Psychology

Bridget is a positive psychology (PP) practitioner interested in all PP applications, tools and positive design, particularly psychological strengths and resilience in work settings.

bridget.grenville-cleave@aru.ac.uk / bridget@workmad.co.uk

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Background

Bridget joined ARU in 2014, teaching on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) programme since its inception.

She completed her MSc in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London in 2008. On graduating with distinction, she established Workmad Ltd and applies positive psychology via training, coaching and writing. Her experience spans public and private sectors and not-for-profit organisations.

Recently she worked with a group of international PP colleagues to consider how the application of positive psychology can be expanded beyond individual wellbeing to groups and systems. She regularly speaks at conferences both in the UK and abroad.

Prior to moving into positive psychology, Bridget worked in change management, strategy and finance in international FMCGs. She has an MBA from the Open University Business School.

Research interests

  • Positive psychology applications
  • Workplace wellbeing
  • Positive design
  • Psychological strengths
  • Resilience
  • Positive education

Teaching

  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) (Course Leader)
  • Positive Psychology for Practitioners (Module Leader)

Qualifications

  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology, University of East London
  • MBA, Open University Business School
  • BA (Hons) French and Serbo-Croat, University of Lancaster
  • Accredited trainer: Bounce Back Wellbeing and Resilience Programme
  • Accredited trainer and assessor: Strengthscope™ (Individual and Team)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, International Positive Psychology Association
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Selected recent publications

Grenville-Cleave, B., Gudmundsdottir, D., Huppert, F. et al, 2021. Creating the world we want to live in: How positive psychology can build a brighter future (Abingdon: Routledge).

Grenville-Cleave, B., Brady, A., 2019. Physical activity and positive psychology. In: Boniwell, I.,Tunariu, A., 2019. Positive Psychology: Theory, research and applications (2nd Ed) (Maidenhead: Open University Press).

Brady, A., Grenville-Cleave, B. (Eds.), 2018. Positive psychology in sport and physical activity: An introduction (Abingdon: Routledge).

Bourner, T., Grenville-Cleave, B., Rospigliosi, A., 2014. 101 Activities for Happiness Workshops (London: Action for Happiness).

Grenville-Cleave, B. for Earn Happiness School, 2014. How’s your day? (Earn Media Books).

Grenville-Cleave, B., 2012. Positive psychology: A practical guide (London: Icon Books).

Grenville-Cleave, B., Boniwell, I., 2012. Surviving or thriving? Do teachers have lower perceived control and well-being than other professionals? Management in Education, 26(1), pp. 1-3.

Grenville-Cleave, B., Passmore, J., 2009. The Facebook manager: The psychology and practice of web-based social networking (Oxford: Management Books 2000).

Grenville-Cleave, B., Boniwell, I., 2008. The happiness equation: 100 factors that can add to or subtract from your happiness (London: Adams Media).

Grenville-Cleave, B., 2009. Resilience over time: opportunity or threat? In: Maymin, S., Britton, K. (Eds.), 2009. Resilience: how to navigate life's curves (New York: Positive Psychology News LLC), pp. 81-84.

Recent presentations and conferences

ENPP: 10th ECPP, Reykjavík, Iceland June-July 2022

Invited symposium: Creating the world we want to live in: How Positive Psychology can build a brighter future. With Emeritus Professor Felicia Huppert, Dr Sue Roffey (Honorary Associate Professor at University College London and Western Sydney University, Associate Fellow at Exeter University), Professor Martin de Vries (Maastricht University), Dr Dora Gudmundsdottir (University of Iceland), David Roffey and Vanessa King.

Workshop: Leisure in Positive Psychology: What does leisure mean to you and how can PP inform your choices? With Dr Sue Roffey (Honorary Associate Professor at University College London and Western Sydney University, Associate Fellow at Exeter University).

IPPA: 7th World Congress, Online July 2021

Invited symposium: Creating the world we want to live in: How Positive Psychology can build a brighter future. With Emeritus Professor Felicia Huppert, Dr Sue Roffey (Honorary Associate Professor at University College London and Western Sydney University, Associate Fellow at Exeter University), Professor Martin de Vries (Maastricht University), Dr Dora Gudmundsdottir (University of Iceland), David Roffey and Vanessa King.

ENPP: 9th ECPP, Budapest, July 2018

Symposium: Enhancing resilience in children & young people/ Developing teachers’ wellbeing & resilience. With Dr Toni Noble (Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University) and Sarah Axford.

G200 Youth Forum, Dubai, UAE, December 2017

Keynote: Happiness: The golden thread in successful community, work & leadership.

Academia Film Olomouc (AFO) Science Film Festival, Olomouc, Czech Republic, May 2017

Keynote: Positive Psychology and Dr Michael Mosley’s film “The Truth about Personality” (directed by Helen Nixon).

Keynote: “The Art of Negative Thinking” (Kunsten å tenke negativt directed by Bård Breien) meets Positive Psychology.

ENPP: 8th ECPP, Angers, June 2016

Workshop with Dr Abbe Brady, University of Gloucestershire & St Mary’s University, Twickenham UK: Applying PP in sport and physical activity settings.

G200 Youth Forum, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, April 2016

Keynote: Perceiving Happiness - Other People Matter

ENPP: 7th ECPP, Amsterdam, July 2014

Workshop: Strengths and Asset-Based Community Development: Applying Positive Psychology in the Community.

ENPP: 5th ECPP, Copenhagen, June 2010

Workshop: Teachers: Surviving or Thriving? Do teachers have lower perceived control and wellbeing compared to other professions?

Presentation: The Spirit of Energy and Engagement: Using Positive Psychology as the Foundation for the ̳Healthy Schools‘ initiative in Gloucestershire, UK.

IPPA: 1st World Congress, Philadelphia, USA, June 2009

Poster presentation: Surviving or Thriving? Do UK teachers have lower perceived control and well-being than other professionals? (UEL MAPP dissertation research project).