This radio documentary explores the science of resilience, based on my MSc research into post-traumatic growth and personal experience of breast cancer.
In it I speak to leading academics researching this subject, such Dr Michael Pluess from Queen Mary University of London who is testing for the resilience gene, and Professor Toni Bifulco who, along with her colleague Dr David Westley at Middlesex University, has developed an online test for those at risk of resilience failure.
It looks at similar issues to those I write about in my book, Rise, which in published on 2 June 2016.
It is my third BBC Radio 4 documentary on science and the brain.
You can listen to the broadcast again on BBC iPlayer.