Dr Craig Hassed
eMHIC Special Interest Group on Mindfulness
Professor Craig Hassed OAM has been working within the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University since 1989. Now he also teaches into a number of other faculties, is coordinator of mindfulness programs across Monash and is Director of Education at the Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness, mind-body medicine, lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Craig developed and integrated into the Monash medical curriculum the world-first mindfulness-based healthy lifestyle course called the ‘Health Enhancement Program’ and has collaborated with Australian and international universities helping them to integrate similar content.
He has authored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas. Craig was the founding president and patron of Meditation Australia, and is on the advisory boards of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA) and is a Smiling Mind ambassador. He is a regular media commentator, and has published 14 books and 16 book chapters. Craig featured in documentaries ‘The Connection’, and ‘My Year of Living Mindfully’ and co-authored with Richard Chambers two free online Mindfulness courses in collaboration with Monash University and FutureLearn, both of which are rated by Class Central as the two leading online mindfulness courses globally and among the 20 top online courses for any subject in the world. In 2019 Craig was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to Medicine.