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Louise Angelou

Louise Angelou works as a fundraiser in the University of Oxford Development Office, which is currently engaged in the most sustained, coordinated fundraising effort ever …Read More …

Louise Angelou works as a fundraiser in the University of Oxford Development Office, which is currently engaged in the most sustained, coordinated fundraising effort ever undertaken by a European university – “Oxford Thinking: The Campaign for the University of Oxford,” launched in May 2008. Her role is to help secure philanthropic funding for projects, such as the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, and to build enduring relationships with external constituencies.

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Andrew Grenville

Andrew Grenville is a lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP, a leading global law firm.  He specializes in energy-related work and has been with the firm …Read More …

Andrew Grenville is a lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP, a leading global law firm.  He specializes in energy-related work and has been with the firm for over thirty years as an associate, partner and now as a part-time consultant.  His career has been divided between the London and Tokyo offices of Clifford Chance and he lived for over 10 years in Japan.  Andrew has championed workplace mental health issues at his firm.  He now also acts as a volunteer adviser at the Bethnal Green Legal Advice Centre, on debt and consumer issues. He is a long-time practitioner of mindfulness meditation.

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Dr Elisabeth Marx

Dr Elisabeth Marx is a partner in the Board and Advisory Practice at Stonehaven and focuses on succession planning, top team development and non-executive director …Read More …

Dr Elisabeth Marx is a partner in the Board and Advisory Practice at Stonehaven and focuses on succession planning, top team development and non-executive director searches, with a particular focus on gender and international diversity.

Prior to Stonehaven, Dr Marx was a partner in the Board and Leadership Consulting Practice at Heidrick & Struggles and in two other search firms. Following her research on Women on Boards, she was on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Gender Gap and co-chaired the London Chapter of Women Corporate Directors.

Dr Marx trained in psychology at the University of Marburg (Germany), gained her doctorate at the University of Oxford and was previously a lecturer in psychology at the National University of Singapore. She has extensive experience in the leadership evaluation and development of top executives and management teams. She has been a regular management writer for the Financial Times and is also a consultant at INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre.

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Vanda Scott OBE

Chair of OMC Development Board

Vanda Scott is Chair of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre Development Board. She is Development Consultant to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, an international NGO …Read More …

Vanda Scott is Chair of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre Development Board. She is Development Consultant to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, an international NGO working in collaboration with the World Health Organisation. In 1998 she completed 15 years heading a worldwide network of volunteer based suicide prevention agencies and pioneered the development of co-operation between mental health professionals and the voluntary sector.

Vanda Scott coordinates a number of pilot studies in restricting access of the means of suicides among vulnerable people, in particular pesticides. These collaborative projects have drawn on the experience and knowledge of universities, national and international NGOs, industry and the World Health Organisation

Vanda Scott holds a Masters in Social Policy from the London School of Economics. She was awarded the IASP Ringel Service Award for her contribution to suicide prevention and the OBE for her services to international co-operation in suicide prevention.

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Charlotte Vere

Charlotte Vere is Founder and Director of Women On…, a campaign group promoting ideas to help all women achieve, economically and socially. She was previously …Read More …

Charlotte Vere is Founder and Director of Women On…, a campaign group promoting ideas to help all women achieve, economically and socially. She was previously the Finance Director of the successful NO to AV campaign in the 2011 referendum on AV, and she stood as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate in the 2010 General Election in Brighton Pavilion.

Prior to becoming involved in politics, Charlotte was the CEO of Big White Wall, a socially responsible business spearheading the provision of mental health therapies online. Charlotte has an MBA from Kellogg, a leading US business school, and a degree in Biochemical Engineering.

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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 …Read More …

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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