Lucy Hone

Resilience expert and researcher
Dr. Lucy Hone builds resilience among individuals, communities and organizations.

Why you should listen

While there are many resilience researchers in the world, the death of her 12-year old daughter in a tragic road accident, makes Dr. Lucy Hone's story quite unique. She writes books, academic articles and blogs to spread her insights far and wide.

Co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and adjunct fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, Hone's research is published internationally and her PhD was acknowledged for its outstanding contribution to wellbeing science at the World Congress of Positive Psychology in 2019.

Her grief work now encompasses the best-selling book, Resilient Grieving, alongside other engaging online content. Much of her work is focused on education via her role as a Global Rep for the International Positive Education Network, convenor of the Wellbeing in Education NZ conference and co-author of Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing. Hone's work has been featured in several documentaries by the BBC, Swedish Television, The Bolt Report Australia and TVNZ.

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