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Positive Health

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Positive health

Why study positive health at RCSI Dublin?

RCSI is one of the world’s leading educational institutions in medicine and the health sciences. Today, the University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is first in the world for 'Good Health and Well-being Impact' (Times Higher Education Rankings 2020).

The RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology and Health, established in 2019, is the first of its kind globally that integrates the emerging scientific discipline of positive psychology into lifestyle and integrative medicine. The Centre provides evidence-based resources to help enhance understanding of the critical role that behaviour plays in optimising health and well-being. In particular, we are interested in how the mind, brain and body interact in the context of maintaining health and wellness.

The Centre’s faculty are actively engaged in research to understand brain-body systems in health and disease and to apply the principles of positive psychology to optimising well-being and health. We are particularly interested in optimising health through public and academic education and by assisting organisations in the healthcare, educational and corporate sectors to foster well-being in their workforces. The faculty are also experienced in research and practice in psychology, immunology, pharmacology, physiotherapy, coaching, and lifestyle and integrative medicine.