The Science of Wellbeing Team

Knox Science of Wellbeing Team brings together a wealth of skills, qualifications and experience in evidence-based research, education, and wellbeing science.

Head of Knox Science of Wellbeing

Tania Linnertson

Bachelor of Education (Hum. & Soc Sci), Honours 1

Tania is the Head of Science of Wellbeing and Director of Social Emotional Learning at Knox Grammar School. Her work across the school translates research into practical applications, through enhancing both explicit and implicit opportunities for students to thrive in all areas of the Knox Total Fitness model. 

She is an experienced leader in boys' education, with particular expertise in strategic planning and development for whole school enhancement. She is passionate about strengthening the synergy between wellbeing and pedagogy through evidence-based, high impact professional learning.

Science of Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Head of Boarding Wellbeing

Sarah Glassie

B.Psych (Hons)

Sarah is responsible for the coordination of wellbeing science initiatives and projects spanning the Knox community. With 12 years of corporate experience behind her, Sarah brings a pragmatic approach to the application of wellbeing science principles.

Sarah is passionate about strengthening community wellbeing through implicit and explicit teachings in schools. For her Psychology Honours thesis, Sarah is conducting a meta-analysis on the association between positive psychology principles, to uncover practical strategies that can be applied in a school setting.

Head of Prep Psychology, Member of the Knox Science of Wellbeing Team

Dr Rebecca Lazarus

PhD, M Clin Psych, B.A. Psych (Hons)

Rebecca is a clinical psychologist at Knox Preparatory School and provides clinical supervision to psychologists working at Knox Preparatory and Wahroonga Preparatory Campuses. In her work with preparatory students, Rebecca has developed a particular interest in early intervention and prevention research and is eager to work with the Science of Wellbeing Team in translating this research into practice.

Rebecca has a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Macquarie University where her research and clinical practice has focussed towards further understanding the risk and protective factors for childhood anxiety disorders. Rebecca has published several papers relating to parenting behaviours and childhood anxiety disorders and has presented her research at both national and international conferences.

What We Do

The Knox Science of Wellbeing Team aims to enhance the wellbeing and thriving of each member of our school community. The term ‘Wellbeing Science’ incorporates Positive Education and reflects the broad reach of wellbeing at Knox.

Our team are excited to be working with a number of internal and external stakeholders, including leading wellbeing institutions, to ensure our wellbeing initiatives are grounded in evidence and translated into practice.

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Contact Us


2 Borambil Street, Wahroonga

Phone: (02) 9487 0122


Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8am–4pm