I studied Psychology at the University of Westminster before going on to study Applied Social Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to joining the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, I worked at an independent research charity working exclusively with children’s services on service evaluation and intervention development and refinement.
I work on the MYRIAD Project which is looking into the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a universal mindfulness programme delivered to 11-14 year olds in secondary schools compared to good quality teaching as usual. My role is to work closely with schools on their participation in the project and to collect data in the form of questionnaires with pupils taking part in the research by completing school visits with colleagues.
Working on the MYRIAD project is an excellent opportunity to contribute to good quality evidence and to investigate a public health approach to improving mental health in adolescents, an area which is of increasing importance. I feel incredibly privileged to work alongside colleagues at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre who are as passionate about contributing scientifically to health and wellbeing as I am.