Claudia Hammond photographed at home in South London. Claudia Hammond is a British author, TV presenter, and frequent radio presenter on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4. Claudia Hammond is the author of four books, including Mind Over Money: the psychology of money and how to use it better, published in May 2016 by Canongate Books. The Telegraph newspaper described this as: "Part fascinating psychological exploration, part practical guide - exposing the myriad ways money messes with our heads and suggesting means by which we might get a handle on it".
Her first book, Emotional Rollercoaster, published in 2005, was on the science of emotions. Reviews were positive; one said that although it contained "rare errors" these mistakes are "vastly outweighed by the wealth of fascinating observations", and that "humour, sensitivity and warmth... emanate from every page".
Hammond's second book, Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception, was published by Canongate in May 2012. The Financial Times called it "a fascinating and at times mind-boggling book that will change the way you think about time".
In 2019, Canongate published her book The Art of Rest. The book draws on research from "The Rest Test", the largest global survey into rest, which was completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. Claudia Hammond presents programmes about psychology on BBC Radio 4, including All in the Mind. She also presents Health Check on BBC World Service Radio.