David John Roland

Honorary Associate with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, University of Sydney

David Roland has a PhD in clinical psychology and worked for over twenty years as a clinical and forensic psychologist. Now he works primarily as a science writer. He is an Honorary Associate with the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and he is one of the founders of Compassionate Mind Australia. His most recent book, "How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist’s remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma" was nominated in 2015 for an Australian Book Industry Award and it has been chosen by the UK Reading Agency as a prescription book making it available in public libraries throughout the UK.

He was published in Best Australian Science Writing 2015 (New South). He is the author of "The Confident Performer' a self-help book for managing performance anxiety. He blogs for Huffington Post (UK &Australia) and is the winner of the National Stroke Foundation’s Creative Award, 2015. His current research interest is in post-traumatic growth - how people survive major life crises and grow in positive ways as a result.

Experience

  • –present
    Honorary Associate with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, University of Sydney