Paul Gilbert


Professor Paul Gilbert has been a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist for over 40 years. He has been a professor of clinical psychology since 1992, and has published over 300 articles and books chapters and 22 books covering evolutionary approaches to mental health difficulties and interventions including social rank theory, processes of shame and self-criticism. In 1993 he was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. For the last 25 years he has been how studying the evolved functions and physiology of care and compassion motivational systems and how they can be used therapeutically. He established the Compassionate Mind Foundation as an international compassion education and promotion charity in 2006, was one of the first psychologists on the Government NICE Committee for depression (2004); was President of British Association for Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy (2003) and was awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to mental health in 2011. Today now retired from the NHS, he is engaged in extensive research on how to stimulate and cultivate compassion motivation in mental health settings, schools and businesses.