Carmel has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK and has a MA in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology from the University of British Columbia, Canada from where she originates. For her first degree she attended Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada and was awarded a Certificate of Liberal Arts and a BA in Psychology. Before relocating to the UK, Carmel worked as a psychometrician and research assistant on psychological research studies conducted at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Science Centre located at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Carmel is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and director of PPRC Ltd. Carmel is co-author of Strengths Gym (PPRC, 2016) a character strengths-based educational course for children and adolescents. She has also written and co-written several research papers and book chapters and is a member of the editorial board for the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research and Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Her interests are primarily in the areas of positive psychology, applied positive psychology, values, character, virtue ethics, personality, existential psychology, and well-being. However, the main focus of her academic work has centred around adolescent and youth life satisfaction and well-being. Carmel is an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and works as a Psychotherapist in Guernsey.