Positive Health and Wellness Division
Svala is a medical doctor specialising as a family physician in Denmark and a PhD student
at the University of Iceland. She has a diploma in positive psychology from the same
university, and her main interest is in positive intervention and how physicians and other
health care workers can apply positive psychology in their work. Svala is passionate about
introducing positive psychology and its application to physicians in both primary care and
hospital settings and connecting those that work in the field.
Statement of Interest:
Svala is mainly interested in public health and positive health promotion and feels the
application of positive interventions is extremely relevant in the health care system to
optimise human health wan. She is ambitious about introducing the field of positive
psychology to other health care workers. In working for IPPA‘s health division, she aims to
focus on connecting researchers around the world who are working in the field, establishing
collaborations among key stakeholders and thereby advanceing the field of positive health
and wellness in the world.