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Dr Mette Ledertoug

Senior Lecturer

, Department of Professional Psychology, School of Psychology

Dr Mette Marie Ledertoug works as a senior lecturer in the MSc Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology programme (MAPP). 

Mette Marie Ledertoug did her PhD and Postdoctoral at Aarhus University, Denmark in Positive Education. She was nominated for the IPPA Award for her thesis ‘Strength-based Learning – Children’s Character Strength as pathways to their learning potentials’.

Mette has a MA in Educational Psychology and a MA in Positive Psychology and twenty years of practical experience as a licensed psychologist within the field of education. Mette is focusing on optimal learning and engaging education combining research and knowledge of well-being, resilience, and learning and has published a series of books and articles as well as taken part in and leading Danish and European research projects.

She is also part of IPPA Positive Education Division and the organising committee and has been chair of and facilitating IPPA pre-conferences on Positive Education.


  • PhD in Positive Education
  • MA in Educational Psychology
  • MA in Positive Psychology
  • Licensed psychologist

Areas Of Interest

  • Optimal learning
  • 21st century skills and future learning
  • Boredom and engagement
  • Strengths-based learning
  • Well-being and resilience for children and adolescents
  • The role of the teacher
  • Implementation of changes in educational settings