A number of validated interventions form an integral part of compulsory Year 1 courses at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM), but there is less consistent and widespread follow through of positive education practices into HWUM discipline-specific teaching. Examples of validated interventions that could be amenable to the more traditional academic curriculum include conceptualising, synthesising, applying, and evaluating information as a guide to beliefs and actions, and using effective heuristics to solve theoretical and practical challenges. The aim of the PhD project is to evaluate whether selected positive education interventions lead to well-being benefits and academic grades and to identify what works for whom in which circumstances.

Primary affiliationCentre for Applied Behavioural Sciences,
Department of Psychology,
School of Social Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Research profilehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Seng-San-Soo-Toh
SupervisorsProfessor Deborah Hall, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Chia Ping Lee, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Ron Salden, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Terry Lansdown, Heriot-Watt University
FundingJames Watt Scholarship (Heriot-Watt University)