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Maike Neuhaus

Maike Neuhaus, Ph.D., is a Positive Psychology Lecturer, Keynote Speaker, and Coach.

Dr Maike Neuhausfacebooklinkedin Maike NeuhausMaike is an energetic and future-oriented Positive Psychology Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Coach, who is passionate about empowering others to live a happy and purpose-driven life in line with their true potential.

Having spent most of her career to date advancing research about how people can live well and translating wellbeing science into real-world programs, she practices what she preaches and now enjoys the freedom of working for herself and doing what she loves while traveling the world with her family.

Work Experience

  • Founder, Speaker, Educator and Coach at The Flourishing Doc.
  • Co-Founder and Self-Leadership Driver at Ducidium in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Numerous academic positions within The University of Queensland including:
    • Lecturer, Positive Psychology (2021 – 2023)
    • Honorary Research Fellow (2019 – 2021)
    • Research Fellow & Telemedicine Consultant (2017 – 2019)
    • Workplace Health Consultant (2012-2017)
    • Project Manager, Senior Research Assistant, Tutor, Guest Lecturer (2009 – 2017)
  • Talent management consultant at SHL in Hamburg, Germany (2007 – 2008)
  • Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany (2006 – 2007).

First- and Second-Author Publications

  • Fjeldsoe, B., Neuhaus, M., Winkler, E., & Eakin, E. (2011). Systematic Review of Maintenance of Behavior Change Following Physical Activity and Dietary Interventions. Health Psychology, 30(1), 99-109.
  • Neuhaus, M. (2015). Reducing Office Workers’ Sedentary Time: The University of Queensland, School of Public Health.
  • Neuhaus, M., Healy, G. N., Dunstan, D. W., Owen, N., & Eakin, E. G. (2014a). Workplace Sitting and Height-Adjustable Workstations. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46(1), 30-40.
  • Neuhaus, M., Healy, G. N., Fjeldsoe, B. S., Lawler, S., Owen, N., Dunstan, D. W., . . . Eakin, E. G. (2014). Iterative Development of Stand Up Australia: a Multi-Component Intervention to Reduce Workplace Sitting. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), 21-21.
  • Neuhaus, M., Langbecker, D., Caffery, L. J., Taylor, M., Garner, L., Williams, G., . . . Macdonald, G. A. (2018). Telementoring for Hepatitis C Treatment in Correctional Facilities. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 24(10), 690-696.
  • Neuhaus, M., Young, T., Ferris, L. J., Grimmel, C. L. M., & Reid, N. (2022). A narrative review of peer-led positive psychology interventions: Current evidence, potential, and future directions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 8065.
  • Sugiyama, T., Neuhaus, M., Cole, R., Giles-Corti, B., & Owen, N. (2012). Destination and Route Attributes Associated With Adults’ Walking: a Review. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 44(7), 1275-1286.

Education & Degrees

  • 2021 – Positive Psychology Practitioner, The School of Positive Transformation
  • 2015 – Acceptance Commitment Training (ACT) in the Workplace, Dr Russ Harris
  • 2011-2015 – Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health) at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2002-2008 – Master of Psychology at the Free University Berlin, Germany
  • 2007-2008 – Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner at the NLP & Coaching Institute, Berlin, Germany

You can also visit Dr. Maike’s personal website: The Flourishing Doc.

A Personal Message From Maike Neuhaus

Life can be crazy, overwhelming and incredibly challenging. However, I believe it is also our greatest gift. My biggest passion is to support others live life to the fullest and find deep happiness. I do this by helping them understand what humans need in order to flourish, uncover what this looks like for them personally, and using self-leadership and behavior change techniques to realize it.

– Maike