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 Foundation. He has published in Rolling Stone Magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald. David is a musician, public speaker and advocate for mental health and disability issues. His first book, The Confident Performer (1998), is a guide to the mental preparation for performance.
David’s latest book, How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist’s remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma, is published by Scribe. It is a memoir of the period from 2006 to 2011, in which David applied his understanding of neuroplasticity to heal is own brain.