Associate Professor Sophie Scott

Sophie is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author and Adjunct Associate Professor. Sophie's mission is to empower people to become the architect of their own health and wellbeing, by bringing evidence-based information to audiences around the world.

What does contemplative practice mean to you?

Contemplative practices have taught me how the mind and body are connected and that you can use practices like meditation and mindfulness to be calmer and happier. The scientific evidence of the benefits of meditation is overwhelming. Small daily actions make a big difference to how great you can feel.


Sophie Scott is a prominent public speaker. She was the national medical reporter for the ABC and has won numerous awards for excellence in medical and health journalism, including an Australian Museum Eureka award and multiple awards from various professional medical colleges. Sophie's reports have appeared on ABC TV news, radio and online, as well as 7.30 and the ABC News Channel. She has a special interest in patient safety and groundbreaking medical research, which improves the lives of Australians. Sophie is the author of two books, Live a Longer Life, and Roadtesting Happiness. She writes and speaks about the science of mental health and wellbeing. Connect with her at and

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