Program Design Team & Advisory Board

Paul Gilbert is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties, for which he developed compassion focused therapy (CFT). He has published and edited 21 books, over 100 academic papers and 50 book chapters. In 2006 he  Compassionate Mind Foundation.

In 1993 Gilbert was made a fellow of the British Psychological Society for his contributions to psychological knowledge and was president of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2003. He served on the government’s National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for depression. Gilbert sits on the Emotion, Personality and Altruism Research Group at the Wright Institute (1992 – present) and is Visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and the University of Coimbra (Portugal).

  In 2011 Gilbert was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his continued contribution in mental healthcare.