David Roland

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Writer of narrative non-fiction, presenter and psychologist


Telephone (02) 6687 2829
Mobile 0407 564 977
Address 3 Muskwood Place, Bangalow
Email djroland09@gmail.com


I am developing a career as a narrative nonfiction writer (adults and children) and presenter in the areas of brain neuroplasticity, mindfulness, mental health, and compassion.
I present workshops on performance anxiety and writing as therapy.
Previously, I had a career for over twenty years as a clinical and forensic psychologist.
I like to write, and tell, true stories.
I would like to collaborate in film making projects in my areas of interest.

Career Highlights

BSc majoring in Zoology with Honours in Psychology, University of Sydney
PhD in clinical psychology, University of Wollongong
Honorary Associate with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney
International and national presentations on performance psychology
Appearances at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival and Word for Word, National Nonfiction Festival, Geelong with upcoming appearances at the Perth Writers' Festival, Newcastle Writers' Festival and Happiness and its Causes conference in Sydney. Undertaking publicity tour in the UK in 2015.
Featured in several ABC Radio National programs

Production Credits

Author of 'The Confident Performer' - a self-help book on mental preparation for performance (published internationally).
Author of 'How I Rescued My Brain: a psychologist's remarkable recovery from stroke and trauma (bestseller).
Expert on Sex/Life and ABC television.
Featured in Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio, Big Ideas and All In The Mind.


Age 55-64 years old
Indigenous No
Membership Type Emerging Professional