David Bott

David Bott

Author, Consultant & Ex-Director of Institute of Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School, Australia


David Bott is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and education consultant who works with government organisations and some of the world’s leading schools to help guide wellbeing vision and strategy. As an expert in applied wellbeing science, David has supported thousands of educators from hundreds of schools around the world in designing and implementing system-level approaches to wellbeing and cultural change. David is a Director of the PESA (Positive Education Schools Association) board, and has published in academic journals and industry periodicals, and authored the book, 10 Things Schools Get Wrong: And How We Can Get Them Right. David has led significant projects, partnering with government and non-government organisations, to help support the embedding of wellbeing science in school and community systems in Australia, UAE, and Hong Kong. His current work is informed by 5 years of experience as Associate Director at the Institute of Positive Education and 15 years of practical teaching experience in Australia and the UK where he held senior pastoral and academic leadership positions.


MA, Psychology & Education, University of Melbourne BA Psychology, Monash University

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