Associate Professor Craig Hassed OAM is an internationally recognised expert in mindfulness who has widely presented at national and international seminars and conferences and has published extensively in the areas of mind–body medicine and mindfulness.
Dr Hassed has devised and presented innovative mindfulness training programs as part of the core curriculum for medical and many other students at Monash University. His programs have also been included in elective programs at other universities in Australia and overseas. He has worked with many other experts in the area of mind–body medicine and mindfulness, and 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.
Assoc. Prof. Hassed is co-author of the two top-ranked online mindfulness courses in the world. He was the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association, now Meditation Australia, and in 2019 received the medal of the Order of Australia for services to medicine.
Dr Stephen McKenzie has over thirty years of experience in researching and teaching a broad range of psychological areas, including depression, dementia, substance abuse, and most recently, mindfulness. Dr McKenzie has a unique ability as a lecturer, researcher and writer to present potentially complex information in a warm, engaging and entertaining way. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s School of Psychological Sciences, where he is developing a range of new and innovative online courses on topics including wellbeing, mindfulness and mindfulness in clinical practice. He is also an online course supervisor and adviser at Monash University, where he won the Dean’s Award for excellence in Education for his leading of the development of an online research portal.
Dr McKenzie’s other books on mindfulness are Mindfulness at Work and Heartfulness: beyond mindfulness – finding your real life.