Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland. He was consultant clinical psychologist for over 40 years, and has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology with a special focus on mood, shame, and self-criticism in various mental health difficulties for which Compassion Focused Therapy was developed. In 2006 Paul established the Compassionate Mind Foundation as an international charity with the mission to “promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion.” He has written/edited 23 books and over 300 papers and book chapters. His latest book, a major edited book with Dr. Gregoris Simos, Compassion Focused Therapy: Clinical Practice and Applications, is now available. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in March 2011 for services to mental health.