Treasurer, At-Large Member
Justin Robinson is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Positive Education (IPE), based at Geelong Grammar School (GGS), Australia. Justin has been instrumental in pioneering a sustained implementation of Positive Education across GGS’s four campuses over the past eleven years, during which time, he has helped to shape the ongoing culture of one of the world’s leading schools. Justin now leads an experienced team dedicated to research, development and professional learning in the field of Positive Education. Justin has been involved in training thousands of teachers from hundreds of schools around the world in designing, implementing and sustaining evidence-informed, individual and whole-school approaches to wellbeing. Recently, Justin has overseen the development and launch of the IPE’s ‘Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum’ (‘PEEC’) which is a research-based and developmentally sequenced curriculum for students from ages 4 – 18. PEEC is designed to support the explicit teaching of wellbeing in schools throughout the world.
As a passionate leader in the field of student and educator wellbeing, Justin has been invited to write for a number of publications and speak at leading conferences both in Australia and around the world. His appointment at the Institute follows a successful career of more than twenty years as a Mathematics and Physical Education teacher and by a range of senior leadership roles: Head of Year, Head of House and Head of Department. Justin is a co-author of the Essential Mathematics series of textbooks, published by Cambridge University Press. Justin has led student adventure expeditions to Antarctica and Nepal and has been recognised for his service to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Justin holds a Master of Education degree from Monash University and is a long-term member of the Australian College of Educators. Justin is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education and was listed in The Australian Educator’s Top 50 Hot List in 2017. Justin lives with his wife Jeanette and their four children on the Corio campus of Geelong Grammar School.