Lucy  Hone

Lucy Hone

Dr. Lucy Hone is a research academic at AUT University’s Human Potential Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, where her family built a charmed life until one holiday weekend in 2014 their 12 year old daughter, Abi, was killed in a tragic accident alongside Lucy’s friend Sally and Sally’s daughter Ella. As a professional researcher working in the field of resilience Lucy was better equipped than most to cope with her sudden loss. In the months following the girls’ deaths Lucy wrote to help her order her thoughts and explore her feelings of loss. Her book, Resilient Grieving, quickly became a bestseller and is now available in the US. Lucy trained at the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania, studying wellbeing and resilience, before attaining a PhD in public health and wellbeing science at AUT University. She focuses on the application of wellbeing and resilience science in real world contexts to promote mass-market wellbeing.