Dr William Van Gordon is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby, UK. He is widely regarded as a leading international expert in Contemplative Psychology and in the last 5 years alone, in addition to three books William has published over 100 academic papers, including in some of the world’s leading psychology and medical journals. William’s research has been described as “groundbreaking” by Grazia UK, and during the past 24 months, his work has been featured by national or major news outlets on more than 100 occasions in 15 different countries, including by the national BBC TV News Channel, BBC East-Midlands Today, BBC Inside Out, ITV, The Times, The Telegraph, BBC News (Online), The Sun, Express, Metro, talkRadio, Mail Online, and BBC Mundo. William also writes a regular blog on Contemplative Psychology for Psychology Today. Prior to joining academia, William was a Buddhist monk for ten years and he has previously worked in senior management roles for Marconi Plc, PepsiCo International and Aldi Stores Ltd. In the case of this latter position, he had total operational responsibility for a £28 million portfolio of six supermarkets with over 60 employees. William regularly travels all over the world to give keynote speeches, lectures and workshops on meditation and contemplative practice.
I was featured four times on the national BBC News TV Channel over the weekend discussing the psychology of panic buying as part of a repeat of last week’s BBC Inside Out East Midlands episode
I was interviewed for the BBC East Midlands Today lunchtime and evening news yesterday discussing the psychology underlying panic buying
I was interviewed by BBC Radio Derby this morning (7.35am) about panic buying and why some people have been finding social distancing difficult
My latest article for the University of Derby blog is on: Why the Coronavirus Action Plan Should Include Psychological Wellbeing
I was live on BBC Radio Nottingham this morning (7.50am) discussing the psychology behind why some people chance driving through flooded roads
My latest article for Psychology Today is on: How to Find Your Non-Self
This evening I was on BBC East Midlands Today talking with Dominic Heale about the psychology behind why some people chance driving through flooded water