Harvard University & Evidence Based Psychology
Dr Susan David is a business psychologist who is known internationally for her research, training programs, and keynote speaking. She specialises in the application of scientific evidence-based methods to emotional intelligence, positive psychology, engagement, coaching, and high performance leadership.
Dr David holds Bachelors, Honours, two Masters Degrees, and a PhD in Psychology. Her current research focuses on emotional skills, leadership, and coaching effectiveness. She is a founder and co-director of of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr David has been awarded sixteen prizes and scholarships, including two for research on emotions in coaching and wellbeing. She was selected as an International Positive Psychology Fellow by the Positive Psychology Network for three consecutive years and served as an external advisor for the first Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program to be implemented in the United Kingdom. She was an invited member of the 2010 Breakthrough Ideas Forum (Harvard Business Review/World Economic Forum). She is the principal editor of two books, the Oxford Handbook of Happiness (OUP, 2013), the definitive text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness, and Beyond Goals: Effective Strategies in Coaching and Mentoring (Gower, 2013).
Dr David is on the editorial board for the International Coaching Psychology Review and Coaching: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice. She has been extensively quoted in the media, including USA Today, What Happy Women Know (by Dan Baker, PhD; Rodale Press), and Positive Psychology Coaching (by Robert Biswas-Diener; Wiley).
Dr David is also a frequent speaker at international conferences, including the Harvard University Coaching Conference (USA), the Breakthrough Leadership Conference (UAE), the annual conference of the Society for Human Resources Management (USA), the International Emotional Intelligence Conference (UK), the Strengths-Based Corporate Development Conference (UK), and the first Positive Psychology, Business and Well-being Conference (UK).
Dr David is the founding partner of Evidence Based Psychology LLC, a boutique consultancy created to implement evidence-based best practices in organisations. Her clients are leading corporations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, and the United States.