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David Roland

Writer, speaker, psychologist and musician

David Roland brings creativity, warmth and humour to his work as a writer, speaker, filmmaker and musician. He is the author of two acclaimed books 'How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist’s remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma' and 'The Confident Performer'. He is published in 'Best Australian Science Writing 2015'. For over twenty years he worked as a clinical and forensic psychologist and holds a PhD in clinical psychology. He is an Honorary Associate with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney, a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a founder of Compassionate Mind Australia. He has been featured in national and international publications, radio and television. He’s an advocate for the National Stroke Foundation. He is the creator of Compassion in Action channel on Youtube.
Disability Sucks,

Disability Sucks, Sometimes

It took two years after my stroke before I started to see an upside. The emotional pain of those dark years isn't something I wish to experience again, but the payoff is this: I like the person I am now better than the one I was before.
05/02/2016 4:25 PM AEDT