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Larissa uses her research in workplace mental health, mindfulness, behaviour change and social psychology to work with 
individuals, organisations, sports teams and community leaders to help achieve performance and wellbeing goals. 

"Larissa's 1:1 mindfulness coaching has been an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class teacher and enhance my mindfulness practice. She has helped me understand the purpose of various techniques, my relationship with them, and stretched my thinking and my practice in ways I could not have achieved alone.   Her comfortable presence, soothing voice, and vast expertise make our time together invaluable as I invest in the growth of my awareness, emotional intelligence, and way of being."


- James, Professional Basketball Coach

"The MBSR training was comprehensive and offered many different and complementary ways to facilitate engagement in mindfulness and meditation practices. I thoroughly enjoyed Larissa’s kind and compassionate style over the 8-weeks of learning. Being able to download the meditations through the app really helped me to find the space and time to practice and I look forward to continuing embedding mindfulness into my daily life."

- Alison, 8 Week MBSR Course Participant

Talks and guided meditations

Managing Workplace Mojo

Managing Workplace Mojo

Ever felt like a fraud in the workplace, despite your accomplishments? Or thought that burnout and stress could be impacting you or your team’s performance? You are not alone. Navigating emotional rollercoasters and challenging culture are complexities many of us manage in the modern workplace. In Australia, researchers estimate that 15% of all depressive episodes among working people are attributable to workplace conditions, and that 8% of total mental health costs in Australia are linked to workplace stresses, injuries, and conditions experienced by employed Australians. Given the scale and impact of this problem, how do we create the systems and master the skills to facilitate safe and rewarding workplaces? Join our panel of experts and discover what the research recommends. Presenters: Professor Maree Roche, Professor of Management and International Business, University of Auckland Professor Angela Martin, Research Fellow in Work and Mental Health, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania Associate Professor Terri Simpkin, Associate Professor of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania Hosted by Dr Larissa Bartlett, Research Fellow in Mental Health, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania Find out about upcoming Island of Ideas events here: Want to receive Island of Ideas event updates in your inbox? Subscribe now at

Conferences and meetings are important learning and networking immersions.

Make some time in your conference program to fully engage the body, heart and mind: be in the moment, inhale, exhale, and be present.

Your delegates, colleagues and team members will thank you.


Dr. Larissa Bartlett
BA (Sociology, Social Policy), BMedSc (Hons), PhD
Registered MBSR teacher (MTIA)

Meet Larissa Bartlett
Ph.D. B.Med.Sc(Hons), B.A. (U.Syd)

Larissa's research spans workplace mental health, behaviour change, wellbeing and mindfulness. She teaches mindfulness in community settings and for organisations and offers consulting and contract research services that aim to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Research: Larissa is The Mind Games Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research, having completed 3 years postdoctoral studies as the ISLAND Research Fellow at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. She studies the effects of organisational policies and practices on workplace culture and mental health, the influence of behavioural and lifestyle factors on brain health, and the role of personal resources, such as mindfulness and psychological capital, on health and wellbeing, social relationships and work performance. She has published over 20 peer reviewed articles in quality research journals and frequently speaks about her research at scientific, public health and community events. 

Check out Larissa's Google Scholar profile here.


Mindfulness: Larissa is authorised to teach the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, by the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand. She offers mindfulness courses, retreats and bespoke programs for organisations wanting to improve workplace culture and individuals seeking to build cultivate a deeper understanding of mindfulness to support their professional work, self-efficacy, resilience, and to live their best lives.

Check out Larissa's LinkedIN profile here.

Consulting: Larissa has completed contracts evaluating workplace mindfulness programs in a range of different industry sectors, including: the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs, Snowy Hydro, the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet and Nexus Hospitals. She is currently contracted by Victoria University to co-develop a measure of Organisational Systems, Functioning and Capacity (the FACTSS), and by the Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies at Monash University to progress the development of a measure of observable mindful behaviours (the OMM). 

Creating a positive workplace culture

Larissa's consulting services and courses help organisations foster and embed a mindful culture.

Psychosocial wellbeing research

Larissa 's research includes feasibility studies, randomised controlled trials, psychometric and qualitative assessment, literature and data syntheses. She studies the effects of behaviour-based therapies and courses on mental, physical and organisational health.

Mindfulness teaching


Larissa provides 1:1 coaching, group-based mindfulness courses and retreats.

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