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Dr Jolanta Burke is a chartered psychologist specialising in positive psychology applied in education, and specifically in educational leadership. She is an Assistant Professor at Maynooth University, Ireland, where she teaches positive education, wellbeing, psychology of leadership and coaching. She graduated with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and prior to joining Maynooth University, she worked as a senior lecturer and a programme leader for Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at the University of East London, which is the centre of the European research in well-being, lectured in Dublin City University and Trinity Business School where she has designed and delivered a highly popular module in Psychology of Leadership for the Masters in Management programme and MBA. Dr Burke has spoken at conferences around the globe and have been acknowledged by the Irish Times as one of 30 people who make Ireland a better place.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor , Maynooth University