Meet the authors of Mindful Learning

Dr Craig Hassed

Dr Craig Hassed, MBBS, FRACGP, is an internationally recognised expert in mindfulness.

Craig Hassed Portrait

Dr Hassed is a mindfulness consultant and senior lecturer at Monash University, Australia. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, holistic healthcare, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Craig is the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association.

Dr Hassed has presented widely at national and international seminars and conferences. Craig has been instrumental in promoting mindfulness as a simple, natural and accessible technique for enhancing wellness, preventing and managing illness, and improving performance within health, educational and corporate settings. He runs numerous programs for health practitioners, professional groups, schools and the general public.

Dr Hassed is a regular media commentator. He has written many articles for medical journals and has published extensively in the areas of mind-body medicine and mindfulness. His books include; New Frontiers in Medicine (Volumes 1 and 2), a book on mindfulness-based stress management titled Know Thyself, a text on an holistic lifestyle approach to healthcare The Essence of Health and a textbook co authored with Kerryn Phelps, General Practice: the integrative approach. Craig is co-author of Exisle Publishing’s very successful Mindfulness for Life.


Dr Richard Chambers

Dr Richard Chambers, DPsych(Clinical), BA, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specialising in mindfulness-based therapies and running regular mindfulness courses.

Richard Chambers PortraitDr Chambers is employed as a mindfulness consultant by Monash University, Australia. Richard regularly consults to top-tier law firms and premier educational institutions. He is focussed upon integrating the benefits of mindfulness more widely into educational settings. Richard co-authored Mindful Learning with the purpose of writing a guide for educators interested in using mindfulness in teaching or student welfare work and as a valuable resource for all students.

Dr Chambers has conducted research and published peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of mindfulness. Journals contributed to include: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Review, and Psychotherapy in Australia.

Dr Chambers is also a developer of Smiling Mind, a free web and iPhone app designed to make mindfulness accessible to young people.

Richard maintains a personal mindfulness meditation practice combined with teaching and researching mindfulness.