Lucy Airs

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Lucy is a positive psychology practitioner and coach with a passion for embedding learning into people’s everyday lives for growth to extend well beyond interventions.

Her areas of interest in positive psychology are resilience, emotional intelligence, creativity, positive ageing, and collective intelligence.

lucy.airs1@aru.ac.uk

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Background

From a classical psychology background, Lucy became a coach early on. She then came across positive psychology and the MSc Applied Positive Psychology at ARU (when it first began) graduating with a distinction. Since then, she has remained firmly rooted in positive psychology, training, facilitating, coaching, and teaching.

She also co-directs her own consultancy, The Sustainable Change People Ltd., where she works with a variety of clients ranging from listed companies to not-for-profit organisations, via nursing homes and education.

Lucy presents at conferences both in the UK and abroad, around topics to do with positive psychology, healthcare, and appreciative inquiry.

Research interests

  • Application of positive psychology in a variety of settings (workplace, healthcare, nursing homes)
  • Resilience
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Psychological safety
  • Strengths
  • Positive Education

Teaching

Positive Psychology Coaching

Qualifications

  • MSc Applied Positive Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)
  • Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner (Cappfinity)
  • Accredited MCSEIT Practitioner
  • Appreciative Inquiry Certificate in Positive Business and Society Change (Case Western University)
  • Trained positive psychology coach (Positive Acorn), ICF ACC
  • Innovation Games Practitioner
  • Spark Resilience© Practitioner
  • R2 Resilience Expert Trainer (Resilience Research Centre)
  • Positive Education (ScholaVie)
  • Lego® Serious Play® for Positive Psychology Practitioner (Positran)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, International Positive Psychology Association
  • Member, International Coaching Federation (ACC)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Workshop: Designing Positive Psychology Programmes: A Workshop on Methodology and Implications – Co-designing Positive Psychology Programmes. With Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). ENPP: 10th ECPP, Reykjavík, Iceland, June-July 2022.

Poster presentation: Co-designing a Positive Psychology Training Programme for Nursing Home Direct Care Workers. With Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). 13th Nordic Public Health Conference, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 2022.

Workshop: Flow, Strengths and the AI process using Positive Psychology Tools. With Guðrún Snorradóttir. World Appreciative Inquiry Conference, Nice, France, March 2019.

Presentation: Co-designing a Positive Psychology Training Programme for Nursing Home Direct Care Workers. With Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland). ENPP: 9th ECPP, Budapest, July 2018.