Megan C Hayes BA (Hons) MSc PhD is a writer, lecturer in Creative Writing at Teesside University, and the author of two books, Write Yourself Happy (Gaia) and The Happiness Passport (White Lion Publishing). Megan is a passionate advocate for using personal and creative writing as vehicles for greater wellbeing. Her unique Positive Journal® approach to putting wellbeing into words ( combines the art of writing with the science of positive psychology, underpinned by a decade of study and research. In particular, Megan’s interdisciplinary doctorate explored the links between writing, mental health and happiness. She has published her research in the UK and internationally, and runs writing workshops across Europe.