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Bruce Blumberg, PhD

Dr. Bruce Blumberg has been conducting pioneering research in the field of human biology for more than thirty years. In 2012, the was elected as a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science. Today he is Professor in the Departments of Developmental and Cell Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). At UCI, his laboratory studies the biology of nuclear hormone receptors in development, physiology, and disease with a particular emphasis on how these are affected by hormonally active compounds in the diet and environment.

Bruce Fisher

Bruce Fisher, Ed.D. (1931-1998) developed the 'rebuilding' model of divorce recovery nearly 25 years ago. Founder and director of the Family Relations Learning Center (Boulder, Colorado), he personally trained thousands of individuals and therapists in this approach, enriching the lives of hundreds of thousands worldwide. Popular divorce therapist, author, teacher, clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Charles Eugster

Charles Eugster is a 97 year-old retired dentist from the UK who holds multiple records (including world records) in his age group for athletics and a variety of other sports.

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker. She writes the Personal Effects column for Inc.com, which covers how start-up life impacts marriage, family, and personal well-being. She also contributes regularly to Christianity Today and its award-winning blog, Her.meneutics. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Unreasonable Institute blog, BlogHer, Angry Asian Man, and The Environment and Poverty Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and adorable hapa son.

Edwina Brocklesby

Eddie Brocklesby is the oldest British woman to have completed an Ironman triathlon, at the age of 74. She has spent the last twenty years taking part in marathons, triathlons and Ironman races across the globe, has represented GB in many European and World triathlon and duathlon championships, and cycled in a relay of over 3000 miles across America. Eddie is passionate about the fitness of our ageing population, and founded the charity Silverfit in 2013 to organise fitness classes for older people. The charity and Eddie's sporting achievements have garnered much national attention in the media.

Graham Easton

Dr Graham Easton is a practising GP, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at Imperial College Medical School where he trains medical students and junior doctors in general practice. He has twenty years' experience as a successful communicator of medical ideas to the non-medical public. He was senior producer and presenter in the BBC Science Unit, launching and presenting Radio 4's Case Notes and a range of other programmes. He is a regular guest and occasional presenter on Health Check. He was an editor at the British Medical Journal for four years and is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of General Practice and Education for Primary Care. He has had his own regular columns on the BBC Health website and for Eve Magazine and has published articles in the Radio Times, Tesco Healthy Living and Empire magazine. He is co-author of How to Pass the CSA Exam and General Practice at a Glance (first prize winner in the Primary Care category at the BMA Book Awards 2013).

Greg Clydesdale

Greg Clydesdale lectures in the Department of Business Management at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the author of three books: Entrepreneurial Opportunity, Human Nature, and Waves of Prosperity. His articles have been published in a wide range of academic journals such as Prometheus, Creativity Research Journal, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Joseph F. Coughlin

Joseph Coughlin is the founder and director of the MIT AgeLab, a multidisciplinary research program created to understand the behavior of the 50+ population, the role of technology in their lives, and the opportunity for innovation to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families. He is a member of the board of directors of AARP, AARP Services, and Benchmark Senior Living. Coughlin consults with major companies in the United States and internationally, including BMW, Colgate, Kimberly Clark, JP Morgan, Marriott, Johnson & Johnson, Cartier, and many others.

Karen Harrington

Karen Harrington was born in Texas, where she still lives with her husband and children. She is the author of Sure Signs of Crazy and Courage for Beginners. You can visit her karenharringtonbooks.com. -

Kevin Meares

Dr Kevin Meares is a clinical psychologist and cognitive therapist with nine years of clinical experience. He works at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre.Professor Mark Freeston is Director of Research and Training at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, and holds honorary chairs of Clinical Psychology at the universities of Durham and Newcastle.Overcoming Worry is their first book.Kevin Meares is coauthor of Overcoming Worry, he is a consultant clinical psychologist and a cognitive-behavioural therapist. He works for the NHS at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Centre offering therapy to adults with a range of psychological problems, specialising in anxiety disorders. He supervises trainee clinical psychologists and cognitive therapists. He is an experienced trainer, regularly leading workshops on CBT. His research interests focus on rumination and worry and he has a particular interest in post-traumatic stress disorder.

Madonna King

Madonna King is one of Australia's most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels of News Limited and the ABC (where Madonna presented the MORNINGS program in Brisbane for six years). Madonna writes for Fairfax's GOOD WEEKEND, writes a highly successful weekly column for the BRISBANE TIMES and has a regular radio spot on Brisbane's 4BC. She has written six books, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth. Madonna is also a parent of two girls who are fast approaching the magic age of 14. With her personal and professional contacts, built up over 30 years, Madonna has tapped into a rich network to find the voices that make this book important - most critically, 14-year-old girls.

Mandy Bryon

Dr Mandy Bryon is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Psychology and Play Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. Mandy has worked as the psychologist for the cystic fibrosis team since 1990. She lectures extensively within the UK and internationally on psychosocial aspects of childhood illness, particularly cystic fibrosis, to professional and parent audiences. Mandy has presented to national and international audiences at cystic fibrosis conferences. Mandy has conducted research into the psychological impact of childhood illness, particularly sibling relationships, adherence to treatment, attachment, eating disorders and body image disturbance in cystic fibrosis and has authored a number of academic papers for peer-reviewed journals.

Mark Freeston

Mark is the Director of Research and Training at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre and Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Durham. He is also Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Newcastle. He divides his time between NHS duties, where he directs the Newcastle Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, and the University of Newcastle. He has published over 80 papers, mainly in the field of intrusive thoughts and worry and on the formulation and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He regularly provides workshops on the cognitive behavioural treatment of these disorders. He chaired the Guideline Development Group for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) from 2003 to 2005.

Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg is a journalist and the author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, a New York Times best seller that was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World. Goldberg is currently a columnist at Slate, she has also written pieces for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Newsweek, The New Republic, Glamour, and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.www.michellegoldberg.net

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.

Penny Titman

Dr Penny Titman is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and has worked in general and specialist paediatric services, as well as child mental health settings, for over 20 years. She has particular expertise in stem cell transplant and immunology and has published several academic papers in this field. In addition she is the author of Understanding Childhood Eczema, a book for parents of children with eczema, and co-author with Melinda Edwards of Promoting Psychological Well-being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness.

Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychology at the University of Reading. He is also a practising clinical psychologist and Series Editor of the 'Overcoming' series. Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychopathology at the Winnicott Research Unit at the University of Reading. Recognised as one of the world's experts in the treatment of bulimia he has more recently focused on the treatment of postpartum depression.

Robert W. Firestone

Robert W. Firestone, PhD, is a psychologist and author whose best known books, The Fantasy Bond, Voice Therapy, Combating Destructive Thought Processes, and Compassionate Child-Rearing, outline a fully realized and comprehensive theory on neurosis and human development. His studies on negative thought processes and their associated effect have led to the development of voice therapy, an advanced therapeutic methodology to uncover and contend with aspects of self-destructive and self-limiting behaviors. Recently, Firestone authored Overcoming the Destructive Inner Voice, a book of short stories inspired by his experiences as a psychotherapist.

Russ Harris

Dr Russ Harris was born in Liverpool, England. After graduating in medicine from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he emigrated to Australia. As a family doctor, he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of medical illness (and increasingly less interested in writing prescriptions). In his eclectic career, he has been a stand-up comedian, sex therapist, filmmaker, novelist, and workshop presenter. He now practices as a psychological health physician in Melbourne.