Ms Ros

Ms Ros Ben-Moshe

Adjunct Lecturer

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Psychology and Public Health

Department of Public Health

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

Masters of Public Health (Deakin University), Post graduate Certificate Health Promotion (La Trobe University), Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Association of Applied Therapeutic Humour; International Society for Humor Studies

Area of study

Health Promotion

Brief profile

Ros’s primary areas of research and interest is around the mind-body practice of laughter wellness, which uses the energy of laughter to promote overall wellbeing. This is reflected in her private practice as Wellbeing consultant for her company LaughLife Wellbeing Programs.  Ros has conducted research into the health impacts of laughter therapy/ laughter yoga in residents of residential aged care facilities (Laugh out Loud - LOL) and for patients receiving dialysis treatment. She is currently researching the impact of laughter activities on people with dementia.

She is the author of "Laughing at cancer - How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness".

 

 

 

Consulting

Ros delivers programs and keynotes on laughter wellness, mindfulness and workplace health promotion

Recent publications

"Laughter Yoga activities for older people living in residential aged care homes: A feasibility study", forthcoming publication in the Australasian Journal on Ageing

Laughter and Humor Therapy in Dialysis

Intradialytic Laughter Yoga therapy for haemodialysis patients: a pre-post intervention feasibility study