A/Prof Ruth Q. Wolever
Dr Ruth Q. Wolever is associate professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with secondary appointments in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Dr Wolever is also an internationally recognized health and wellness coach as well as a clinical health psychologist. In the latter capacity, she has over 20 years of experience training and mentoring medical and allied health professionals, and over 25 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating behaviour change programs for medical patients and those at risk for chronic diseases. Dr Wolever co-authored “The Mindful Diet: How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health”, released in 2015 by Simon & Schuster. Outside academia, Ruth has served as an expert consultant in emotional health and behaviour change for numerous international organisations, and currently serves as Chief Science Advisor for “eMindful”, an online mindfulness institute that works with individuals and organisations to improve health outcomes.