I work with Professor Willem Kuyken, to develop and deliver the Oxford Mindfulness Centre research programme. My background is in experimental psychology and I have a longstanding interest in recurrent depression, suicidal thinking and behaviour, and the use of mindfulness based interventions to address different clinical problems. I am currently Scientific Programme Manager for the MYRIAD Project, which is exploring the role of Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence.
I oversee and provide input to the various research projects that fall within our Wellcome Trust funded strategic award on Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence (MYRIAD), write up our research findings for publication in peer review journals and contribute to the public dissemination of our own and others’ research findings through social media. I supervise graduate students and work on projects with our national and international collaborators. We aim to evaluate all the activities of the OMC for their impact, and to support this I provide ad hoc input as needed. Finally alongside our research coordinator, I plan our internal and external research meetings and seminars.
I love the day-to-day variety of my job, from planning studies, to analysing data, reporting research findings and supporting students and colleagues in their own research activities. It has been fascinating to watch the mindfulness field evolve over the last decade and I am grateful to have had the privilege of working with wonderful colleagues who have been at the forefront of this endeavour.