Who am I?
I am an anthropologist, writer and mindfulness teacher.
I began practicing mindfulness in 2009 as an undergraduate. I trained to teach Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at the OMC, completing my training in 2015. In 2017 I completed an ESRC-funded DPhil (PhD) on mindfulness-based approaches at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
What do I do?
As both researcher and teacher, like many of us I joke that mindfulness is my day job and my night job. I conduct ethnographic research on how mindfulness is practiced and understood in contemporary settings, and am particularly interested in embodiment and ethics. At the OMC I teach MBCT for the general public, and ‘Finding Peace’ courses to Oxford University students.
Why I love working at the OMC
Being an Associate at the OMC is a privilege for so many reasons: working with participants who bring such varied stories, deep hopes, and commitment; teaching with wonderful teachers and trainers; the fly-on-the-wall view of the OMC’s exciting research agenda. As an Oxford student veteran myself, I particularly enjoy working with students to support their personal resilience and fulfilment of their potential.