Claudia Hammond (GBR)

Psychologist, author and presenter


Claudia Hammond is an award-winning broadcaster, author and psychology lecturer. In her work she shares the ways that psychological and medical research can help us in our everyday lives, whether through radio, TV, podcasts, public events or books.


Claudia is the presenter of several podcasts and radio shows including All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4 which covers psychology, neuroscience & mental health, and the weekly global health show Health Check on BBC World Service. She is Visiting Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Sussex. Claudia gives talks on psychology around the world and often chairs public events on psychology, medicine and science. She writes a regular column on medical myths for BBC Future.
Her latest book, The Keys to Kindness, covers the results of the world’s largest public science project on the subject of kindness, and is published by Canongate. She is also the author of The Art of Rest, Mind Over Money, Time Warped and Emotional Rollercoaster.


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Kindness as a way

Gamechangers stage
20. 7. 2024 12:00 - 13:00


On this eye-opening tour of kindness, Claudia draws on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to discover exactly what kindness is, how it benefits our mental health and wellbeing, how we can bring more kindness into the world and how kind people can still be winners.


The Art & Science of Rest

Gamechangers stage
18. 7. 2024 15:45 - 16:45


In an increasingly busy world and demands on our time and attention, understanding how to rest is an essential skill for wellbeing. Learning lessons from The Rest Test, the largest global survey of rest, which Claudia collaborated on, she reveals a roadmap for a more balanced life.