Dr Craig Hassed


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +61 3 9902 4482
Email: Craig.Hassed@monash.edu

Researcher Profile


Associate Professor Craig Hassed is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of General Practice where he has been teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels since 1989. He is also coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. He has been instrumental in introducing a variety of innovations into medical education and practice in Australia and overseas with an emphasis on the application of holistic, integrative and mind-body medicine in medical practice. His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine, meditation, health promotion, integrative medicine and medical ethics. Craig is regularly invited to speak and run courses in Australia and overseas in health, professional and educational contexts. He was the founding president of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association and is a regular media commentator on a variety of health-related subjects. He writes regularly for medical journals and has published 10 books:

* ‘New Frontiers in Medicine’ (Volumes 1 and 2)

* ‘Know Thyself’ on mindfulness-based stress management

* ‘The Essence of Health’ on the lifestyle approach to health and chronic illness

* ‘General Practice: the integrative approach’, a textbook co-authored with Kerryn Phelps

* ‘Mindfulness for Life’ written with Stephen McKenzie

* ‘Mindful Learning’ on the role of mindfulness in education written with Richard Chambers

* ‘Playing the genetic hand life dealt you’ on epigenetics

* ‘The Mindful Home’ written with Deirdre Hassed

* Craig also featured in the mind-body medicine documentary, ‘The Connection’, and wrote the companion e-book, ‘The Mindfulness Manual’

* Craig’s next book on the role of mindfulness in medical education is due for release in late-2016

Craig has also written 89 journal articles and 11 book chapters, and has authored along with Richard Chambers the ‘Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance’ online course which is a collaboration between Monash University and FutureLearn: