Dr David Roland

Psychologist, founding member of Compassionate Mind Australia and best-selling author of How I Rescued My Brainand The Power of Suffering 


Dr David Roland is a writer, presenter and psychologist, an Honorary Associate with the University of Sydney and a founding member of Compassionate Mind Australia. 

In his latest book The Power of Suffering: Growing through life crises (Simon & Shuster)David narrates the real-life stories of 11 incredible people through the lens of posttraumatic growth. He details how to be an ‘expert companion’ to someone in the aftermath of a crisis.  

David is the author of the bestseller How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist’s remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma (Scribe) and The Confident Performer (NewSouth) which has been used worldwide in performing arts teaching institutions.