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Professor Christopher Fairburn

Professor Christopher Fairburn is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He directs two research centres at Oxford (see …Read More …

Professor Christopher Fairburn is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He directs two research centres at Oxford (see credo-oxford.com), the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders and the Centre for Research on Dissemination (CREDO). These centres reflect his main research interests: the nature and treatment of the eating disorders; and the development, evaluation and dissemination of psychological treatments. Professor Fairburn has an international reputation in both fields. Professor Fairburn is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences and he has twice been a Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

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David Gladstone

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 …Read More …

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.

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Clive Liddle

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 …Read More …

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.

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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 …Read More …

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.

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Dr Philip Wilkinson

Philip Wilkinson is a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Oxford. He …Read More …

Philip Wilkinson is a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Oxford. He trained in cognitive therapy with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and teaches and writes on psychological treatments with older people. His research interests are the management of depressive disorder and the development and evaluation of psychological treatments with older people, including the use of mindfulness based cognitive therapy to help couples facing dementia.

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Professor Mark Williams

Professor Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and was Director of the Oxford …Read More …

Professor Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and was Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre until his retirement in 2013. 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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