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Steady announced as Finalist in 2021 International Book Awards

Absolutely delighted to be honoured as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Psychology and Mental Health category of the 2021 International Book Awards for my book, “Steady: A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic” Thank you … to the nominating committee and all those who have bought the book and […]

Appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors June 30

I’m very pleased to tell you that I’ll be appearing on Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors, June 30 (Pacific Time). This is part of the TEDxSantaBarbara community, and I’m looking forward to not only connecting back with this community and Mark Sylvester who will be interviewing, but also with the wider TEDx world. […]

Front Page of Twizel Update: Speaking on June 28

Yesterday, I had a great chat with the Editor of the Twizel Update, resulting in a front page story of this week’s issue. This is ahead of me visiting Twizel on June 28th to do a public talk in the evening at the Events Centre from 7-8.30pm on COVID-19 and our future from a psychological […]

Steady now FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited – Please Share!

It’s tricky trying to do what you love and also make a living. And although I’m busy doing what I love, the ‘making a living’ thing is proving to be a quite the challenge to crack. I’ve discovered that I love writing. Not academic writing: I can do it, but I wouldn’t describe my relationship […]

Preparing for Covid-19 in the Community When Borders Start to Re-Open

Let’s imagine that we have a vaccination campaign that has gone really well in New Zealand, with a high proportion of the population receiving the Pfizer / BioNTech jab. As more people get vaccinated, community protection also increases. Let’s also imagine that, globally, numbers of cases of Covid-19 have fallen dramatically, but pandemic coronavirus variants […]

Now that the Vaccine Pathway is Clearer, What is the Exit Narrative?

This psychologically-informed post offers suggestions for reframing the current narrative for strategic, high level Covid-19 communications. My analysis describes the current successful minority influence approach, but also the risks of continuing along this path. I propose moving from a story of safeguarding to a narrative of the potential benefits that are unlocked through vaccine uptake […]

Cover Story for The Business Influencer Magazine

Really pleased to be featured as a cover story in the new issue of The Business Influencer magazine in the UK: “Lessons from New Zealand for the World.” “Most people have been looking for a clean break from the trials of 2020. The advent of safe and approved vaccines have given many hope that the […]

“Steady” audiobook now available globally to buy

IT’S HERE! I’m so please to announce that my audiobook of “Steady, Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral” is now GLOBALLY AVAILABLE. And it’s also amazing to announce that the vocal artist I invited to partner with my on the project – Daniel Henning – has just been announced as a finalist in the […]

Watch my Facebook Live Interview about Steady with Hillingdon Libraries

I did my Facebook Live being interviewed by Anne from Hillingdon Libraries about my new book – Was great to see some familiar names, and new ones too, including the Mayor of Hillingdon. You can watch the replay here:

First Professional Review: Kete Books on Steady – Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral

The FIRST PROFESSIONAL REVIEW of my book is in AND IT IS GOOD (phew). Find more details right here, but here’s a quote: “His professional expertise shines through as he presents the reader with a smorgasbord of ideas and advice on how best to deal with the significant impact the global pandemic has had on […]