Roz Shafran is professor of translational psychology at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She is an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a member of the Health Professions Council and an accredited therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. She founded the Charlie Waller Institute of Evidenced Based Psychological Treatment in 2007 at the University of Reading and was its director until 2012. She is a Trustee of the Charlie Waller Trust, Patron of 'No Panic' and recipient of prizes such as the Positive Practice 'Making a Difference' Award, British Psychological Society Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Practice and Marsh Award for Mental Health for research that has made a difference to clinical practice. She has published over 250 research articles, received funding for research and training in excess of 5m and, with colleagues, she has written several self-help books including Overcoming Perfectionism, The CBT Handbook and The Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety. She lives in Hertfordshire and is married with three teenage children.