Who We Are
New Zealand Manager
Board of Trustees
International Advisory Board
|Mary Gordon is the Founder, President, and inspiration behind Roots of Empathy. She is recognized internationally as an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, author, child advocate and parenting expert who has created programs informed by the power of empathy. She is a member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador and the recipient of a number of awards, including a Public Education Advocacy Award from the Canadian Teachers Federation. In 2002 she became an Ashoka Fellow.
|Ian Lambie, PhD, P.G.DipClinPsych, DipBus is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. There he teaches clinical, forensic, child psychology. He has been working with adolescent offenders for 25 years and has published nationally and internationally in this area. His specialist clinical and research interests are youth forensic psychology and in particular severe conduct disorder, adolescent sexual offending and arson. He has recently been appointed as Chief Science Advisor for the Justice Sector across Justice, Police and Corrections.|
President, Resource Development Associates Inc.
|Gwynne Dyer is an author, journalist, filmmaker, lecturer of international affairs and historian.|
|Bruce Perry is Senior Fellow, The Child Trauma Academy, Houston and an author, lecturer and researcher.|
|Sir Albert Aynsley-Green is President, British Medical Association and former Children’s Commissioner of England.|
Research Advisory Board
|Dr. Allan Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He is the author of four volumes on affect regulation, including The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy. Dr. Schore is Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, and a reviewer, or on the editorial staff, of 35 journals across a number of scientific and clinical disciplines.|
|Dan Batson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas where he taught from 1972-2008. He also has a courtesy appointment as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee. He is author of The Altruism Question: Toward a Social-Psychological Answer, the “Altruism and Prosocial Behavior” chapter in The Handbook of Social Psychology (4th ed.), Altruism in Humans, and What’s Wrong with Morality?|
|Susanne Denham is an applied developmental psychologist and Professor of psychology at George Mason University, with M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist. She is the author of two books, Emotional Development in Young Children and, with Dr. Rosemary Burton, Social and Emotional Prevention and Intervention Programming for Preschoolers, as well as numerous scholarly articles and presentations.|
|Lise Eliot is Professor of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. She has published over 60 works, including the books, What’s Going On in There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life, and Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps – And What We Can Do About It.|
|Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is Applied Developmental Psychologist and Professor in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture area in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at UBC. She is also the Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership. She has over 100 publications in scholarly journals, book chapters, and reports and has edited two books on mindfulness in education, including a co-edited book with Dr. Robert W. Roeser Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Integrating Theory and Research Into Practice.|