Dr. Consedine is a Professor and the Director of the Master’s in Health Psychology in the School of Medicine at Auckland. His training is in emotion and emotion regulation, looking at how these factors are implicated in physical health. Current research foci include disgust in medical contexts, mindfulness, and physician compassion.
After graduating from Canterbury in 2000 and spending 10 years working on grants in New York, Nathan returned to New Zealand in 2009. In addition to teaching in the medical program, he supervises numerous PhD students conducting RCTs among arthritis, cancer, and diabetes patients as well as clinician-researchers examining how patient, physician, clinical and environmental factors impact medical compassion.
Nathan has published more than 135 scientific works and is an Associate Editor and reviewer for numerous international journals. He enjoys fishing, playing with his young son, and listening to the sort of music that his colleagues dislike.