About David

Hi, I’m David Bott. I’m a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and education consultant who works with government organisations and some of the world’s leading schools to help guide wellbeing vision and strategy. As an expert in applied wellbeing science, I have supported thousands of educators from hundreds of schools around the world in designing and implementing system-level approaches to wellbeing and cultural change.

I sit on the UAE Government’s Dubai Future Council for Education, am a Director on the PESA (Positive Education Schools Association) board, and have published in academic journals and industry periodicals. My bestselling book, 10 Things Schools Get Wrong: And How We Can Get Them Right was published in 2020.

I have led significant projects, partnering with government and non-government organisations, to help support the embedding of wellbeing science in school and community systems in Australia, UAE, and Hong Kong.

My current work is informed by my five years as Associate Director at the Institute of Positive Education and my 15 years of practical teaching experience in Australia and the UK where I held senior pastoral and academic leadership positions.

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