Who am I?
I am HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and MBCT teacher and have worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS for many years. I have a strong interest in the emotional well-being of people living with physical health problems and I am passionate about providing integrated services which attend to both physical and mental health. I believe mindfulness based approaches have an important role to play but further research is essential to explore and understand this.
What do I do?
I currently work as a Specialist Clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychological Medicine, within Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I work across a range of hospital-based service and part of my role involves developing, delivering and evaluating MBCT services for different patient groups. I have recently been involved in an exciting research project exploring the benefits of a mindfulness based intervention for irritable bowel syndrome.
Why I love working at the OMC?
The genuine openness and warmth of the OMC team creates an environment which fosters learning, development and creativity, and makes it a real pleasure to work at the OMC. The OMC team’s strong commitment to rigorous research and the importance placed on scientific evidence to inform developments in the field of mindfulness is something I greatly value. I feel very privileged to be an Associate of the OMC.