Professor Shaun McNiff has a significant international following. He is author of Imagination in Action; Art as Research; Trust the Process; Art as Medicine; Art Heals; Depth Psychology of Art; and numerous other books. His works have been translated into many languages and he has lectured and taught throughout the world. In 1998 he wrote Art-Based Research, documenting his work with artistic knowing beginning in the early 1970s, and the book helped spur fast growth of the discipline. The recipient of numerous prestigious honours and awards, he was appointed as the first University Professor at Lesley University, USA, in 2002.