Professor David Arthur
Psychologist & Researcher
Professor Arthur has a well-established clinical and research background in mental health nursing and psychology. His clinical and research work focuses on two areas: people with schizophrenia and their families; and the development of brief cognitive-behavioral interventions for use by non-specialist health care workers in areas such as post-natal depression, anxiety disorders, problem drinking and gambling.
As an educator he has taught and developed numerous programmes relating to the practice of mental health care, communication and counseling for both professional health care workers and people working in corporate sectors.
He has worked in universities in Australia, Asia, UK and North America and currently holds Honorary and adjunct professorial positions at Peking Union Medical College and Capitol Medical University, Beijing; Angeles University Foundation and Silliman University, in the Philippines. Prior to that he was Foundation Professor and Head, The Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
David’s current research focuses on using the latest neurobiofeedback technology to to enhance entering the alpha-mind state to bring about sustained behaviour change. One such study is measuring the electroencephalography (EEG) signals in the brain, to help clients use the alpha mind state to enhance the effect of diet and exercise on weight loss. It looks into the effect of alpha brain waves, mindfulness and positive affirmations on weight loss.