Who am I?
I am a mindfulness practitioner based in Edinburgh, UK, with a focus on mindfulness in higher education and other non-clinical settings. I am also an anthropologist and writer, with a DPhil (PhD) in Anthropology from the University of Oxford, where I have conducted ethnographic research on mindfulness-based approaches since 2011. I began practicing mindfulness in 2009, trained to teach Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at the OMC, and taught the OMC’s MBCT and MBCT: Finding Peace programmes to the general public and university students in Oxford for many years.
What do I do?
I am the Mindfulness Chaplain at the University of Edinburgh, where I run the University’s mindfulness programme for staff and students. I am part of the OMC’s teacher-training team in the UK and internationally, and work in private practice as a mindfulness supervisor. As a Postdoctoral Affiliate of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford, my ongoing research focuses on embodiment and self-cultivation in mindfulness programmes in contemporary settings.