Bob Murray, PhD

Dr Bob Murray is a bestselling author, relationship expert and psychologist.

Together with his wife and long-term collaborator Alicia Fortinberry, he is founder of the highly effective Uplift Program, and author of the acclaimed books Raising an Optimistic Child (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and Creating Optimism (McGraw-Hill, 2004).

Dr Bob Murray holds degrees in psychology from New York University and the University of Sydney.

His innovative and proven theories and techniques that focus on relationships, depression, childhood trauma and psychology show up frequently in the media and in professional journals.

In the field of management, Bob has worked for a number of multinational companies and government organizations, including Hill Samuel Merchant Bank, ICI, the British Film Institute, the Central Office of Information (UK).

As a television writer, reporter and producer, Bob worked for the BBC in England and for NBC and CBS in the US, winning a number of prestigious international prizes, including the Prix de Jeunesse, the Italia Prize, and the Tonight Award.

Bob has written numerous articles for specialist publications, as well as books on a number of topics, including cooking, boat building and sailing, children’s stories and a bestselling novel, Twilight at Dawn.

He is a member of the International P.E.N. Club, the American Psychological Association, the APA divisions Psychology of Religion and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Institute of Noetic Science, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, the NYU Alumnae Association, and the University of Sydney Arts Association.

He has been married to Alicia Fortinberry for twenty years and has relished every minute of it.

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