I work for the OMC teaching and researching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) and training others to teach these approaches. My professional background is Clinical Psychology: I have a clinical doctorate (DClinPsych) in Clinical Psychology as well as a research doctorate (PhD) in perinatal psychology.
I am the director of the foundational training of our MBCT teacher-training pathway. This involves selecting applicants who will train to teach at the OMC and supporting them through this journey by offering mentoring and training in how to teach MBCT and MBCP.
I have a long standing interest in attachment theory, postnatal depression and how to support new parents through the transition to parenthood. In conjunction with Dr Sian Warriner, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), and doctoral students. I conduct research into the impact of offering expectant couples mindfulness during the perinatal period.
I also teach MBCT and MBCP to the general public, parents and expectant parents and groups of health and social care professionals at the OMC.
I feel privileged to work for the OMC, working, learning and collaborating with others with rich and varied backgrounds, skills and experiences; including the participants of the groups I teach, MBCT/MBCP trainee teachers, teachers, trainers and researchers, both nationally and internationally; sharing my passion for this work and commitment to exploring the scientific mental and physical health benefits of mindfulness.