Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the
University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research,
conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than twenty years ago.
She has been recognized as one of the most influential researchers in psychology
worldwide. She is author of the bestselling book Self-Compassion and her latest book is
Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their
Power, and Thrive. Along with her colleague Chris Germer, she developed the
empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program and founded the Center for
Mindful Self-Compassion. They co-wrote the best-selling The Mindful Self-Compassion
Workbook. For more info go to self-compassion.org.