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Dr Nick Baylis

Dr Nick Baylis

Cambridge University psychologist, Penguin author & Times columnist shares his passion for the most compelling evidence about routes to happiness!

Chartered Psychologist Dr Nick Baylis, PhD (Jesus College, Cambridge University); Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

During his 8 years lecturing ‘Human Well-being’ at Cambridge University, Nick wrote ‘The Rough Guide to Happiness’ for Penguin Books, and wrote 100 weekly columns as ‘Dr FeelGood’ for The Times newspaper. He has been a guest with Libby Purvis on Midweek (Radio 4), and with Eddy Mair (Radio 4's daily PM Show), and Good Morning Britain (ITV). With his close colleague, a Professor of Medicine, Nick recently wrote 6 articles for the TES about 'thriving in the face of high-pressure.'

Nick says, "Since being invited by Dr Sir Anthony Seldon to help with his well-being initiatives at Wellington College in 2006, I’ve gladly presented at all of the UK’s major Head-Teacher conferences, given more than two hundred half-day training-workshops at leading educational institutions, healthcare organisations, and commercial businesses in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Scandinavia."

Nick has presented his fascinating insights-on-life all around the world to School Conferences, to School Students age 11 to 18, to Staff and to Parents (and has for several successive years been re-invited to present to the new 6th Formers at Harrow School, Whitgift (Croydon) and Berkhampsted School, among many others.

Testimonials from Teachers

"It was excellent, and we were really grateful for Nick’s participation. Thank you so much!"

– Heather Godwin da Silva​, Admin & Communications Manager, St. Paul's School​, Brazil​

"I urge every school to consider working with Nick’s 'Hot Iron-Know How' e-books & audio-books. Their practical suggestions are proving to be invaluable."

– Kevin McKellar, Former Super-Head of Hendon School

"It’s fascinating… It all makes perfect sense. To understand your own needs is the first step in understanding the needs of others… especially when the chips are down."

– Maria Holliday, Lieutenant Colonel-in-Chief of HM Military Police

"Rarely have I experienced a better blend of wit, wisdom and compassion presented in an engagingsly refreshing writing style, as in Nick's fine book. 'Wonderful Lives' is gamely authentic in its positive messages about how to make our lives work well for us. I am sure you will enjoy it and benefit fully from its 'spot-on' relevance to contemporary life."

– Professor Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University

"Nick's book provides an enormous amount of commonsense, wisdom, and practical advice, that's as readable as a novel but infinitely more satisfying in the long term. I really do commend it to anyone who seeks for 'a wonderful life'."

– Claire Rayner, OBE

"Nick presented at our Head Teacher’s conference last Friday. It was great. He was inspiring, compassionate, humorous and thought-provoking."

– Amanda Letch, Head Teacher, Thomson House School​

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