Ross is a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist, and holds a Doctorate of Medicine investigating brain imaging in epilepsy, and a Masters in Medical Education. He has held positions as Foundation Director of Clinical Studies at Deakin University School of Medicine, and Clinical Sub Dean with St Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne. He brings a unique perspective to mindfulness practice and teaching.
"I came to mindfulness practice after many years working with people at times of great uncertainty and distress. People respond differently in these circumstances. Some are defined by their disease. Others can stand in regard of their struggles, hold them in a larger context, and flourish nevertheless. My own learning has helped me see this possibility, and move towards this shift for myself. What if it were possible to help others do the same?
I am a father, a teacher, a student, a cook, a son, a neurologist, a sibling, a musician, a patient, a colleague, a friend. I am so grateful. I like to think I approach MBSR teaching - as everything - with a questioning mind, a warmth, an acknowledgement. Life is full and rich. There is struggle. Joy is here too. I will make some space."