Dr Kristin Neff, PhD is an associate professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas and has been researching and studying self compassion for the past 20 years. She published the first journal article that defined and examined self-compassion. She also created the Self-Compassion Scale, which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and is used by hundreds of researchers worldwide. She conducts international workshops and lectures on self-compassion.
She lives in Austin, Texas.