Author profile

Heather Craig

Heather Craig BPsySc (Honours), is a provisional psychologist, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria.

Academic Experience

Heather Craig is a passionate writer with a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) from La Trobe University (2009). She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Philosophy, at Monash University.


A Personal Message From Heather

In terms of academic writing, research from my Honours thesis was published in ‘Australian Family Physician‘.

This year I have collaborated with various researchers to contribute to several publications currently under review…

Publication 1: Craig, H. & Allen, K. A. Mental Illness and Young People: A case for inclusion. In K. A. Allen & C. Boyle (Eds.), Inclusive Education: Perspectives, Practices and Challenges. New York, NY: Nova Science;

Publication 2: Allen, K. A. Slaten, C., Arslan, G., Roffey, S., Vella-Brodrick, D., Craig, H. TBA. School Belonging and Student-Teacher Relationships. In Kern, P. & Streger, M. (2020). The Handbook of Positive Education. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave & Macmillan.

My current research project is investigating the relationship between optimism and health outcomes in older Australian adults.

I am passionate about positive psychology, particularly optimism and resilience. I believe that no matter our situation and the adversity we face, there is always room for hope.