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PhD student


Currently Luke is a full-time PhD student specialising in exercise, health, and behavioural science. He is working with the Psychology of Active, Healthy Living Group (PAHL) out of the University of Western Australia, where his research aims to improve the design, implementation, and evaluation of workplace health initiatives.

His research is focused on PAHL’s GRIT program which is a social support, resilience-building, and coping initiative designed for, and with, schoolteachers. Teaching is a high-stress, high-churn job, and school principals are seeing many burned-out staff leaving the profession. As such, GRIT was developed to support school leaders, supporting staff, teachers, and their students as a 'whole-school' commitment to staff wellness and school thriving.

The GRIT program has already been successfully delivered and embedded into numerous WA high schools and Luke aims to refine the program and establish it across more schooling locations. Further, he aims to extend to program into organisations more broadly, with the goal of increasing the programs impact.