Having been trained by the thought-leaders in wellbeing science at the University of Pennsylvania, Lucy went on to attain her PhD in public health at AUT University in Auckland. She now assists organisations - from government departments, to leading law firms and schools - to design and implement wellbeing and resilience initiatives creating sustained and meaningful change.
A member of the NZAPP Executive Committee, conference convenor for Wellbeing in Education NZ, and New Zealand’s only representative of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN), Lucy’s research has been published in several peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Positive Psychology, Social Indicators Research, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the International Journal of Wellbeing and NZ Journal of Human Resources Management.
Her best-selling book, "Resilient Grieving", hugely popular TED talk, blogs for Psychology Today and academic papers have delivered Dr Hone’s fresh approach to grief to global audiences. Lucy's TED talk has had over 2 million views and has been translated into 15 different languages. Her work has been featured in several BBC documentaries, Swedish Television, The Bolt Report Australia and TVNZ.