I have a PhD in organic chemistry and spent 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. During this time, I also served as an athletics coach and team manager of one of the UK's largest athletics clubs, leading the U20 Men's team to three successive UK championship finals.

Inspired by the placebo effect, I left the pharmaceutical industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health.

I am now author of 10 books, including, 'The Little Book of Kindness', ‘How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body’, ‘I Heart Me’, and the Amazon top 5 bestseller, ‘The Five Side Effects of Kindness’. I write a regular blog on my website (there's over 100 of them to check out) and occasional blogs for the Huffington Post (US version). I am also the ‘Kindness Tsar’ for Psychologies Magazine and write the ‘Kindness Project’ every month. I have been a guest on Channel 4’s live show, ‘Sunday Brunch’, in the UK and ‘CBS Sunday Morning’, in the USA, talking about the side effects of kindness.