For French speakers: a new podcast on extreme empathy in which I was part of the experts being interviewed.

The recording of our public Medit-Ageing meeting is now available!! Including guest speaker James Kirby at 3.15 hours on compassion meditation in science and psychotherapy:

Online Public Meeting Recording:

talking at the Association for Conflict Resolution, Chicago:

arte snapchat on empathy in which I talk about the scientific side of things:

Our intervention at the UN (with Kenneth Cloke and Jeremy Lack) from April 2020 is available online:

A short overview of the Medit-Ageing/ Silver Santé study:

For French speakers – the brain week in Marseille in 2019:

Touched by inspiring, shining, and wise young Londoners in 2012:

Talking about Empathy and Compassion in Society in London in 2012:

Discussing why conflict matters in Brussels:

Explaining the malleability of the empathic brain to school children in London in 2012:

Having the difficult task of lifting everyone’s mood after Axel Petermann described horrible crimes that shook me to the bone.

A chat with Edwin Rutsch on building empathy and compassion


I had the great pleasure to discuss the relation between empathy, compassion, meditation and our brain plasticity with Maria Sundell:

AUDIO of talks

Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theologie der Spiritualität, Würzburg, Germany in 2021 (talk in German):


VRPO Backlight:



Affective Science Newsletter 4 (3), 2015 on Role of Emotions in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution:




Francois Bogacz’s research on the impact of mediation on couple conflict covered in the media:

Mediation May Help Couples Resolve Conflicts Better Than One-On-One Discussion