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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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Professor Willem Kuyken

Willem Kuyken is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. He is a research clinical psychologist, with …Read More …

Willem Kuyken is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. He is a research clinical psychologist, with a BSc in Psychology (University College London), PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London), and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Salomon‘s Clinical Psychology Training Programme). He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania/Beck Institute with Aaron T. Beck. From 1999 to 2014 he worked at the University of Exeter, where he held a number of roles including heading up the doctoral clinical psychology training programme, and leading the clinical research group.

Professor Kuyken’s work is focussed on mood disorders and their evidence-based approaches. His research and teaching focus primarily on mindfulness-based approaches, compassion and individualizing evidence-based therapies through collaborative case conceptualization. His research has been supported by the National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust, Economic and Social Research Council, NHS and Medical Research Council. As Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, he has close links to the mental health charity, SANE, which works to promote mental health and provide support to those suffering mental illness.

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Adele Krusche

Adele worked as recruiter and trial coordinator on the Staying Well after Depression randomised controlled trial as part of the Oxford Mindfulness team and Department …Read More …

Adele worked as recruiter and trial coordinator on the Staying Well after Depression randomised controlled trial as part of the Oxford Mindfulness team and Department of Psychiatry. She has published papers examining the efficacy of an online mindfulness course for well-being in the general population. Currently, she is conducting research into an online mindfulness course and potential benefits for parents during the perinatal period in conjunction with the Mental Health Foundation and Wellmind Media for her DPhil Psychiatry degree.

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Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik

Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik is a post-doctoral research clinical psychologist at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre having trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Oslo …Read More …

Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik is a post-doctoral research clinical psychologist at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre having trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Oslo and holds a Masters of Studies degree in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the University of Oxford. She gained her PhD in suicide prevention and deliberate self-harm from University of Oslo, and is currently undertaking post-doctoral research on mechanisms underlying suicidal vulnerability. Bergljot works clinically with depressed and suicidal individuals using MBCT.

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Dr Maret Dymond

Dr Maret Dymond trained as a clinical psychologist (DClinPsych) at the University of Southampton and holds a second postgraduate degree (PhD) in perinatal psychology from …Read More …

Dr Maret Dymond trained as a clinical psychologist (DClinPsych) at the University of Southampton and holds a second postgraduate degree (PhD) in perinatal psychology from the University of Reading. Maret has a long standing interest in attachment theory, the prevention of postpartum depression and support for new parents. In collaboration with midwifery colleagues in the National Health Service (NHS), she leads a project investigating the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) within the UK. She is a teacher and trainer of both MBCP and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and is the director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre’ Foundation Course in Teaching Mindfulness.

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Dr Catherine Crane

Dr Catherine Crane gained her DPhil in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and has been working as a Senior Post-Doctoral …Read More …

Dr Catherine Crane gained her DPhil in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and has been working as a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry. She is working on a variety of projects including collaboration with researchers at the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, University of Bristol and the multi-centre RCT “Staying Well after Depression.” Dr Crane’s research interests include mindfulness based treatment approaches, suicide, self-regulation and autobiographical memory.

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Dr Gaetan Cousin

Dr Gaetan Cousin gained his DPhil in Psychology at the University of Neuchatel, in Switzerland, where he has worked on physician-patient communication. He is currently …Read More …

Dr Gaetan Cousin gained his DPhil in Psychology at the University of Neuchatel, in Switzerland, where he has worked on physician-patient communication. He is currently working at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre as a Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, on a 2-year project financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Dr Cousin’s interests include mindfulness-based interventions, personality and individual differences in patients’ reactions to the treatments, as well as medical communication within somatic and psychiatric contexts.


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