Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s most respected parenting speakers, authors, and researchers. He is the founder and owner of ‘Happy Families’, an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wollongong, and a Senior Associate at the Positive Psychology Institute.
Dr Coulson earned his psychological science degree with first class honours at the University of Queensland, and his PhD in psychology from the University of Wollongong. He is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has written a number of popular books and e-books about parenting and happiness. He has provided his parenting expertise to well-known organisations including the Australian Government’s Raising Children Network, American Express, Life Education, Intel Security, NSW Education, and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
In addition, Dr Coulson writes a weekly parenting advice column as well as opinion editorials for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, appears regularly on The Project and Studio 10, and he is the parenting expert at kidspot.com.au – Australia’s #1 parenting website.
Justin works with individuals, families, schools, and organisations to improve relationships, boost motivation and performance, and inspire happiness and wellbeing.
Most importantly, Justin is an expert in wrestling children, reading Dr Suess, sliding down steep hills on cardboard boxes, and teaching his children to ride bikes. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six children and live on the South Coast of NSW.