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Category Archives: Communications

Steady review: “Dare I say, it is a masterclass in science communication…”

“This book is like a pocket pandemic/disaster psychologist” Yesterday, I was amazed and very thankful to receive a review from Dr Johnrev Guilaran, Assist. Prof. of Psychology, University of the Philippines Visayas. He is a fellow clinical psychologist, working in the realm of disaster psychology, and he obtained his Ph.D. here in New Zealand at […]

4 Day eBook Pre-Order Sale on Amazon for my New Book – Steady STARTS NOW

For the next 4 days, my eBook will be discounted to US$2.99 on Amazon globally on pre-order. That’s over 60% off With the UK in lockdown, and the virus continuing to spread rapidly globally, we are not through this pandemic yet.  We know that looking after our mental health is important not only in crisis, […]

Audiobook Version of Steady: Coming Soon!

Audiobooks are definitely a thing. A thing related to, but separate from traditional books, but also eBooks too. I’ve had a few enquiries as to whether my new book, “Steady: Keeping calm in a world gone viral” will be available on audiobook. I’m pleased to say that I’ll be working with Findaway Voices to make […]

Steady – now available for pre-order globally in paperback and ebook: links

It’s exciting to be able to let you know that my upcoming book is now available for global pre-order in both paperback and ebook formats. And of course, you can still buy it directly from me right here on my website. It’s loaded up into bookseller catalogues, so if you prefer to buy from an […]

My First Book is Coming: Steady – Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral

For the past 6 months I have been busy. As well as a number of other projects, creating videos, scripts, and more, I have been writing a book. My first book. And it was ambitious. What started as an attempt to document what I did during the first lockdowns in New Zealand to advise the […]

Vaccine progress is great: It doesn’t mean we let down our collective guard

I woke up this morning to great news. Pzifer and BioNTech announced in a press release that their vaccine candidate against Covid-19 achieved success in their first interim analysis from their Phase 3 study. Here’s the headline bullet points of what they found: Vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 […]

When ‘Fitting In’ Beats Facts

When faced with an uncertain situation, an unsure person often looks to other people for guidance on how they should behave, or what they should believe. In this sense, uncertainty is the rocket fuel that activates and feeds the engine of social proof.

Structure & Empathy: Current Alert Levels to Continue for Further 12 Days

The announcement this afternoon that Auckland’s Alert Level will continue at 3, and the rest of New Zealand at Level 2 offers welcome certainty and stability for the short-term, which will help to alleviate some anxiety that people were feeling in the run up to the press conference in this whirlwind week.

How do people feel about changes in Alert Level? Twitter poll with 1000+ responses

With less than an hour to go until the Prime Minister starts her Press Conference to announce the Cabinet decision on Alert levels and further actions, here’s where the votes on my Twitter poll fell – over 1000 people participated in the poll.