About Reuben Rusk, PhD

Founding Director

Reuben Rusk, Mindquip founder.

Teaching people to improve their lives and well-being is Reuben's passion. That's why he founded Mindquip. His mission is to communicate helpful, scientifically sound insights in a pragmatic, no-nonsense, and accessible way. Coming from a previous career as a professional engineer, he can understand and explain how well-being works in ways that make sense using down-to-earth language.

Reuben is an internationally experienced presenter and recognised expert in well-being and resilience. He earned his PhD in the field of positive psychology at the University of Melbourne. He has published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, the Psychology of Well-Being, and the Journal of Happiness Studies. He is also a reviewer for the Journal of Positive Psychology. Reuben's research has been presented  at conferences in New Zealand, Australia, and the US. He has lectured on well-being at the University of Melbourne. He has worked with Queens College in Australia to develop and instruct an 8-week course in well-being. Findings from his research have been applied internationally. He has also worked with educational institutions including Hamilton and Alexandra College and Avonmore Tertiary Institute.  

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne and has been a member of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology since 2009. He also works with psychologists in the field of positive psychology within New Zealand.

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