Board of Trustees
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David Gladstone is a former diplomat with extensive professional experience in the Lebanon, Bahrain, Germany, Egypt, France, Sri Lanka and Ukraine. David Gladstone is currently a director of SANE, the national charity for mental health.
Clive Liddle has a degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge, and over 35 years’ experience of business as a board member, manager, training consultant and coach. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Member of the Association for Project Management. He has experience of a wide range of businesses, as a business adviser, line manager and consultant. These include manufacturing, service industries, accountancy and professional practices, training and consultancy, and the not-for-profit sector (for example, Oxford’s Museum of Modern Art where over 4 years he was Treasurer, Acting Chairman and Member of the Executive). He founded High Performance Training in 1994, and has experience of training, coaching and consultancy and business advice has involved all ages, job types and seniority, from juniors to board members.
Dr John Peacock
Chair, Board of Trustees
Dr John Peacock is both a Buddhist scholar and practitioner and has taught meditation for thirty years and Buddhist studies at the University of Bristol for ten years. Dr Peacock teaches on the Masters in MBCT at the University of Oxford. He also chairs the Board of Trustees and is an Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
Professor Mark Williams
Professor Mark Williams is a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Clinical Psychology. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Experimental Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry and is the Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy and the US Association for Psychological Science.
Professor Williams, along with colleagues John Teasdale (Cambridge) and Zindel Segal (Toronto), developed Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for prevention of relapse and recurrence in major depression. His research is concerned with psychological models and treatment of depression and suicidal behaviour, particularly the application of experimental cognitive psychology to understanding the processes that increase risk of suicidal behaviour in depression.
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