I'm David

A writer, columnist, speaker & kindness scientist.

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After completing my PhD in organic chemistry, I worked in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, and how some people's conditions would improve because they believed a placebo was a real drug, I left the industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their mental and physical health.

I'm author of 11 books, including the Amazon bestseller, 'The Five Side Effects of Kindness'. I'm also a magazine columnist, a regular podcast guest, and have been a featured guest on Channel 4's, 'Sunday Brunch Live' in the UK and CBS Sunday Morning in the USA, as well as on numerous BBC radio shows.

I'm a regular speaker in both the public and corporate sector. I've delivered talks for Google, 3M, Bank of England, HSBC, NHS, Electrolux, Diageo, Costa, and many others.

And I'm the honorary scientific advisor for the charity, 52 Lives, which helps people in need through acts of kindness.

I'm an advocate for kindness and work passionately to inspire a kinder world.

Be kind is more than just a hashtag.

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No matter what you do, do it with kindness.