Conference Speakers
Robert Isler

School of Psychology, University of Waikato

Talk Title:

Steering the NZAPP into the future: Intentions, dreams and realities.

Talk Description:

This talk will outline my vison for NZAPP as a service organisation for everyone subscribing to the goals and aims of Positive Psychology. The association provides a space for networking, collaboration, inspiration, sharing of ideas, debriefing of experiences, and much more.


Robert B Isler has completed his PhD in the mid-1980s at the Swiss Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland before he moved to New Zealand with his family. Currently, Robert is an Associate Professor at the University of Waikato at the School of Psychology. He has produced substantial research output in Applied Cognitive Psychology of human factors/performance and road safety. He is the founder of eDrive Solutions Ltd. ( and is involved in creating new and online driver training programs involving award winning evidence-based behavioural change interventions. Instead of focusing on skills deficits, his approach seeks to support and enhance factors related to human strengths and resilience such as self-regulation and reflection. These are protective factors against risky behaviour - by enhancing good mental health and wellbeing.


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