Tested, practical tools to feel good and function effectively at work


The PERMAH Wellbeing Survey combines leading research in the science of wellbeing and how to apply this research in effective and practical ways. It was created by Dr Michelle McQuaid and Dr Peggy Kern, leading experts in the research and application of Positive Psychology.

As they began teaching wellbeing to thousands of leaders and employees in every kind of workplace you can imagine and saw the professional and personal shifts people were achieving, they noticed that many people were not doing as well as they should. They asked Martin Seligman: “What would be the best way to improve wellbeing in workplaces?”. He said, “Measure it.”

Our hope is that the PERMAH Wellbeing Survey makes it easier for each of us to consistently flourish.



Dr. Peggy Kern

Associate Professor Peggy Kern is an associate professor at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Her research is collaborative in nature and draws on a variety of methodologies to examine questions around who thrives in life and why, including understanding and measuring healthy functioning, identifying individual and social factors impacting life trajectories, and systems informed approaches to wellbeing. She has published 3 books and over 85 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

You can find out more about Peggy’s work at www.peggykern.org



Dr. Michelle McQuaid

Dr. Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. An honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, in addition to hosting the highly acclaimed weekly podcast, “Making Positive Psychology Work” which features leading researchers and practitioners from around the world, Michelle blogs for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post and Thrive Global, and her work has been featured in Forbes, The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age and more.

She holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her PhD in Appreciative Inquiry under the supervision of Prof. David Cooperrider.

Michelle lives to help people discover their strengths, move beyond their fears, and finally discover what it truly takes to flourish with confidence.

You can find more of Michelle’s work at www.michellemcquaid.com