Kathina is a registered psychologist, researcher at Flinders University, and a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. Kathina is passionate about the promotion of wellbeing, the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses. She has extensive research and clinical experience in mental health, including the delivery of online mental health programs in a wide range of therapeutic settings in Europe and Australia.


Marissa works as a Senior Project coordinator at the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre. She is responsible for the daily co-ordination of several wellbeing projects in organisations across the public and private sector. Before joining the Centre, Marissa was involved in the design and implementation and management of research projects centred on stress, mental health, addiction and smoking cessation. She is currently studying a Masters in Public Health.


Stuart has over 6 years of experience as a dynamic and innovative counsellor, case manager and group facilitator, in areas such as drug and alcohol use, trauma and domestic violence. He completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Adelaide and is currently completing his fourth year of psychology study through Deakin University. He has a strong interest in brief therapy and innovative mental health interventions.


Alexis is an honour student at Flinders University and has acted as one of the student representatives for the Be Well Plan project  She furthermore works as professional staff for the student administration service at the university. She has has an active role at all development stages of the Be Well Plan.


Michael Kyrios, PhD, is currently Vice President and Executive Dean at Flinders University in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work and current Director of the Órama Institute for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Neuroscience. Professor Kyrios is an academic and clinical psychologist with a range of clinical and research interests focusing on mental health, wellbeing and evidence-based psychological treatments, including those that are delivered digitally.


Mike is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Mental Health and Wellbeing program at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and has over 30 years clinical practice experience in mental health.  He is researching mental health and wellbeing, including bullying, trauma, depression, weight gain, cognitive behavioural therapy, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic myeloid leukaemia and many other areas such as positive mental health.  

Julie Rayner

Julie Rayner is the executive officer College Services, Education Psychology and Social work at Flinders University and works on student mental health and wellbeing initiatives across the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.

Kim Seow

Kim Seow is the business development and training lead for the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre. She is yoga teacher and an experienced trainer in resilience skills. Her extensive experience in the corporate world combined with her focus on building trustworthy relationships with clients help her to make psychological skills training accessible to as many people as possible.


Joep is the Research Lead for the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at SAHMRI and an affiliate researcher to Flinders University. At the centre, he oversees all measurement and evaluation projects and the attached academic studies. In his capacity at SAHMRI he has been influential in shaping the centre's new technology platform, its measurement methods and the centre's future intervention offerings, both on and offline. This includes the design and development of the Be Well Plan, together with many of the colleagues you can see on this page


Jonathan is a researcher working at the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, who is currently finishing his PhD at Adelaide University. His interest lie in the measurement of wellbeing, resilience and other psychological constructs and subsequently plays an important role for in the measurement piece  underpinning the Be Well Plan


Dan is a Lecturer at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University. In his research he develops and evaluates digital interventions (e.g., Internet, mobile phones or podcasts) to improve wellbeing and prevent and treat mental illness. He has held academic appointments in Europe, Singapore and Australia where he co-designed digital applications in collaboration with community members.


Dr Gareth Furber is a registered psychologist and works with the Health, Counselling and Disability Team at Flinders. He writes and teaches on the topics of self-care, mental fitness, wellbeing and self-improvement. He is a big fan of the Be Well Plan program because it is highly practical and individualised, meaning each person leaves the program with a customised plan for improving and maintaining their wellbeing.


Matthew, is a researcher who has worked on large-scale, complex, translational positive mental health projects for the past 3 years at SAHMRI, before starting his part time PhD. Matthew's research focuses on understanding the relationship between mental illness and mental health, and investigating how this understanding could transform the way that interventions are designed to promote mental health and prevent and treat mental illness. 


Laura works as a Research Assistant at the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Adelaide with First Class Honours as well as a second major in Marketing. She contributes to the measurement and evaluation of our wellbeing projects and manages the social media accounts for the Centre. In her free time she has extensive interests in food blogging

Monique Newberry

Monique has been a member of the Centre’s management and leadership team since its launch in 2015. Monique commenced her role at the Centre following 10 years in professional services and business consulting at EY. Monique leads the Centre's workforce projects as well as strategic projects and operational management.

Karen Reilly

Karen Reilly is an administration professional having worked in the corporate world for the past 10 years within Tertiary Education & Corporate Advisory industries. Along with her Diploma of Advertising & Graphic Design and passion for mental health and wellbeing, she is combining her talents to contribute to the great work accomplished by the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre.


Emma is a Clinical Psychology Masters student who has worked at SAHMRI for over a year. She is currently aiming to become a trainer for the Be Well Plan and is contributing to developing the support resources for the plan.


Associate Professor Lydia Woodyatt is an expert in emotions, engagement, motivation, and relationships. She specialises in ways to support people  as they work through failure. She is a published author, award winning teacher, and advises on strategies to support psychological wellbeing across both industry and Higher Education. 



The Be Well Plan collaboration

Phone: 08 8128 4169

Email: bewellplan@SAHMRI.com

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