Dr Deirdre MacIntyre is a co-founder of the Institute of Child Education and Psychology (ICEP) Europe and a member of PSI and the European Network for Positive Psychology. Before establishing ICEP Europe, Deirdre was principal clinical psychologist in the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Ireland. Deirdre is also the co-author of the Stay Safe Programme, a nationally implemented child protection programme. Deirdre is involved in the development of evidence-based resilience and wellbeing programmes for different populations, including children and adolescents and unemployed youth. Among Deirdre’s special interests are inclusion, resilience and nature connectedness. Deirdre lectures on educational inclusion and psychology for ICEP Europe and teaches on collaborative programmes with Dublin City University and the University of East London. She is involved in EU-funded research on nature-based solutions, resilience and wellbeing, and the prevention of gender-based violence.