Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE, was made Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby in 1992. He has had many visiting professorships at different universities and is now an honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland. Until his retirement from the NHS in 2016, he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist for over 40 years. He 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. He was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1993, President of the BABCP 2002-2004, and was a member of the first British Governments’ NICE guidelines for depression. He has written/edited 23 books and over 300 papers and book chapters. In 2006, he established the Compassionate Mind Foundati​​on as an international charity with the mission statement: To promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion. There are now a number of sister foundations in other countries. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen in March 2011 for services to mental health. He established and is the Director of the Centre for Compassion Research and Training at Derby University UK. His latest book, edited with Professor G. Simos (2022),  Compassion: Clinical Practice and Applications (Routledge), offers a detailed overview of Compassion-Focused Therapy.