Dr Dev Roychowdhury is a researcher, advisor, and consultant in mindfulness, mental health, and sport and exercise psychology. He is currently serving as the Research Scholar and Chief Consultant at DR ACADEMY, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. He possesses proficient lecturing, research, and industry experience.

In academia, Dr Roychowdhury has taught at Monash University and Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He has an innovative, effective, and engaging teaching philosophy which empowers students with critical thinking tools that enrich their learning experience and enhance academic performance and excellence. He has also been particularly effective in providing mentoring and supervision to graduate students and researchers in their academic journeys.

Additionally, Dr Dev Roychowdhury takes keen interest in research and is actively involved in scholarly activities. He is regularly invited to present at international conferences and collaborate on research projects. He has also published articles in high-impact journals that span the areas of mindfulness, motivation, physical activity, and sport and exercise psychology. Additionally, his research interests also include mental health, resilience, psychotherapy, critical pedagogy, and translational research.

Furthermore, Dr Dev Roychowdhury continues to work as a consultant and expert in providing a diverse range of solutions to individuals and organisations. He has a proven record of leading complex projects, building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, collaborating on research projects, managing undertakings from concept to completion, and designing effective strategies and course content. He has worked with a wide variety of patrons from students, professional athletes, and managers to performers, business directors, CEOs, and multinational companies. If you’re interested in consulting with him, please fill out the form Work with Me.

Finally, Dr Dev Roychowdhury has accrued specialist knowledge in his domain and has served in myriad executive and leadership positions. He has served as a Commissioned and Uniformed Army Officer in the Royal Australian Army within the Australian Defence Force. He has also been elected to serve as an Executive Member of the Managing Council of Asian South-Pacific Association of Sport Psychology.


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Oscar Wilde

Prosperity, pleasure and success, may be rough of grain and common in fibre, but sorrow is the most sensitive of all created things. There is nothing that stirs in the whole world of thought to which sorrow does not vibrate in terrible and exquisite pulsation. The thin beaten-out leaf of tremulous gold that chronicles the direction of forces the eye cannot see is in comparison coarse. It is a wound that bleeds when any hand but that of love touches it, and even then must bleed again, though not in pain.

I now see that sorrow, being the supreme emotion of which man is capable, is at once the type and test of all great art. What the artist is always looking for is the mode of existence in which soul and body are one and indivisible: in which the outward is expressive of the inward: in which form reveals. Of such modes of existence there are not a few: youth and the arts preoccupied with youth may serve as a model for us at one moment: at another we may like to think that, in its subtlety and sensitiveness of impression, its suggestion of a spirit dwelling in external things and making its raiment of earth and air, of mist and city alike, and in its morbid sympathy of its moods, and tones, and colours, modern landscape art is realising for us pictorially what was realised in such plastic perfection by the Greeks. Music, in which all subject is absorbed in expression and cannot be separated from it, is a complex example, and a flower or a child a simple example, of what I mean; but sorrow is the ultimate type both in life and art.

Behind joy and laughter there may be a temperament, coarse, hard and callous. But behind sorrow there is always sorrow. Pain, unlike pleasure, wears no mask. Truth in art is not any correspondence between the essential idea and the accidental existence; it is not the resemblance of shape to shadow, or of the form mirrored in the crystal to the form itself; it is no echo coming from a hollow hill, any more than it is a silver well of water in the valley that shows the moon to the moon and Narcissus to Narcissus. Truth in art is the unity of a thing with itself: the outward rendered expressive of the inward: the soul made incarnate: the body instinct with spirit. For this reason there is no truth comparable to sorrow. There are times when sorrow seems to me to be the only truth. Other things may be illusions of the eye or the appetite, made to blind the one and cloy the other, but out of sorrow have the worlds been built, and at the birth of a child or a star there is pain.

More than this, there is about sorrow an intense, an extraordinary reality. I have said of myself that I was one who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age. There is not a single wretched man in this wretched place along with me who does not stand in symbolic relation to the very secret of life. For the secret of life is suffering. It is what is hidden behind everything.

– Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

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