David Roland

David Roland


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David Roland has a PhD in clinical psychology. Trained in neuropsychological assessment, he studied interpersonal neurobiology with professor Daniel Siegel (author of Mindsight). He is an Honorary Associate with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney.

David is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a founder of the Australian branch of the Compassionate Mind Australia. How I Rescued My Brain: A psychologist’s remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma is a memoir, covering the period from 2006 to 2011 in which he applied his understanding of neuroplasticity to heal his own brain. His first book The Confident Performer (1998) is a guide to the mental preparation for performance.

He has published in Rolling Stone Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald and Wellbeing. He is a blogger for Huffington Post (UK) – How I Rescued My Brain . David is a musician, public speaker and advocate for mental health and disability issues.

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