Ron Rapee is currently a distinguished professor in the Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney and director of the Centre for Emotional Health. He has published extensively on the understanding and management of emotional difficulties across the lifespan, and has written and edited books for professionals and the general public. Prof Rapee has received several awards for his scientific contributions, including the Distinguished Contribution to Science from the Australian Psychological Society. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and in 2012 was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to clinical psychology.