Paul Gilbert OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Head of the Mental Health Research Unit, Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and has written, taught and researched extensively in the areas of mood disorders and shame. He is a former President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists. He has published over 150 academic papers and 20 books. he is a series editor for the "Compassion Mind Approaches to various psychological difficulties. He set up the charity The Compassion Mind foundation in 2006 (www.compassionatemind.co.uk) and was awarded an OBE in March 2011.