Kristin Neff, PhD, a pioneer and one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, is Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. After completing her PhD at UC Berkeley in 1997, she did post-doctoral research at Denver University on self-compassion—a construct central to Buddhist psychology. The scale she created to measure self-compassion, published in 2003, is used by hundreds of researchers worldwide. She is author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (William Morrow, 2011), and her family was recently featured in the documentary film and book The Horse Boy.
Dr. Neff is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is one of the world's leading researchers on self-compassion. In addition to authoring numerous academic articles on self-compassion, she is the author of the recently published book, Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind (William Morrow, 2011).