Lusilda Schutte is an associate professor at the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) of the North-West University in South Africa. She holds a Doctoral degree in psychology and a Masters degree in statistics. She conducts research in the domain of psychosocial well-being where she has a specific interest in harmony and in the cross-cultural understanding and measurement of psychosocial well-being. She received the Emerging Scientist Award of the Psychological Society of South Africa’s Division for Research and Methodology in 2019. Lusilda was invited by the conference chair to present in the “Showcasing Early Career Researchers Invited Symposium” at the 6th World Congress of Positive Psychology in Melbourne, Australia (2019), presented invited lectures to the University of Claremont, USA (2019) and the University of Rijeka, Croatia (2018). Lusilda chaired the first Africa Positive Psychology Conference in 2018, is the vice chair and founding member of the South African Positive Psychology Association, and a member of the inaugural steering committee of the Africa Network of Positive Psychology. Research production includes papers in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, media interviews, and supervision of postgraduate students. She is currently the recipient of NRF Thuthuka funding for a research project in 2020-2022, was the co-investigator for on an NRF CPRR funded project in 2017-2019, and previously secured a number of funding grants for hosting and attending conferences. Lusilda is also a practicing registered clinical psychologist.
Potchefstroom Campus, Building PC-G16, Floor 2, Office number 267