Who we are


Adjunct Associate Professor Nikki Rickard, Monash University is a registered psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on research into novel interventions to promote emotional wellbeing, particularly in young people.  She has over 120 publications in journals and academic books, and an established track record in mobile app development for research and public use.


World-class experts in the fields of psychology, preventative health, information technology and well-being are combined with mental health and innovative technology partners to build a powerful interdisciplinary team:

Dr Elizabeth Seabrook, Swinburne University of Technology; emerging technology, emotion, depression.

Dr Abdullah Arjmand, Monash University; resilence and coping, daily stress, wellbeing.

Dr David Bakker, Monash University and Founding Director of MoodMission; depression and anxiety, self-efficacy.

Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick, University of Melbourne; resilience and well-being, positive psychology.

Professor Nick B Allen, University of Oregon; Youth Health; youth depression

Professor Debra Rickwood, University of Canberra, Headspace; help-seeking behaviour

Professor Kate Smith-Miles, Monash University; mathematical modelling


Partners: Beyond Blue, Headspace, Two Bulls, Spark Digital, The University of Melbourne, Monash University.

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