Desirée Kozlowski

Lecturer, Psychology, Southern Cross University

My primary interest is in hedonic pleasure and pleasurable emotions, especially their relationship with human health, resilience, creativity and flourishing. I consult and run workshops to help individuals and teams tap into these benefits in an engaging, interactive way.

I am also interested in emotional intelligence as it relates to leadership and teamwork. I'm involved with several funded research projects right now including one on the role of emotional intelligence in the health workforce and one on emotion and emotional intelligence in clinical decision-making.

Together with seven fabulous Honours students I am supervising this year, we're looking at things like the relationship between savouring pleasure and well-being, the role of pleasure in physical activity, the relationship between emotional intelligence and consent, and a new way to measure sexual satisfaction.


  • –present
    Psychology Academic, Southern Cross University


  • 2015 
    Southern Cross University, PhD, Psychology