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Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The University of Queensland

James is a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist. James has broad research interests in compassion science, however, specific research areas include: a) examining compassion focused therapy; b) examining compassion with children; c) what fears, blocks, & resistances people have towards compassion; & d) developing and evaluating compassion interventions. James also holds an Visiting Fellowship at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and is an Honorary Member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation UK.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, School of Psychology


  • 2013 
    The University of Queensland, PhD (Clinical Psychology)