I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Executive Coach and Mindfulness Teacher with a passionate interest in personal and organisational wellbeing and development. Until August 2016, I was Director of Ministerial Business and Parliamentary Accountability at the Department of Health and Chair of the Staff Health and Wellbeing programme.
After training to teach MBSR and MBCT at Bangor and Oxford, I personally introduced Mindfulness to over 3,000 colleagues at the Department of Health and across the UK Civil Service.
Since retiring from the Civil Service in August 2016, I have continued in my role as a Trustee for the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC) and as a member of the steering group for the Mindfulness Initiative (MI). I also continue to offer my services as a personal coach to civil servants, using Psychometric and Mindfulness approaches to support wellbeing and development.
I am currently working with husband Per Norrgren to establish the Algarve Centre for Mindfulness to promote and offer the benefits of mindfulness to both local and visiting populations in the Algarve and across Portugal.
Since participating in my first MBCT programme in 2011, and realising for myself just how powerful mindfulness can be both as a therapeutic and as a wellbeing intervention, I have been a passionate advocate of mindfulness in my personal and professional life.
The OMC is at the forefront of research and dedicated to disseminating good practice, increasing access and spreading knowledge as widely as possible and I feel immensely proud and privileged to be able to play some part in this work.