Who am I?

I’m a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness researcher, teacher, trainer, and practitioner. Following a long career as a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, I was very fortunate to move to Oxford to work with the OMC. My interests include conceptualization and assessment of mindfulness, effects of mindfulness-based programs, mechanisms of change, and professional training and ethics in the mindfulness field. I enjoy taking a broad perspective, and so I’ve studied a wide range of mindfulness-based interventions, including MBCT and MBSR as well as DBT, ACT, and MBRP.

What do I do?

My work at the OMC includes teaching, training, and research. I’m the lead for the non-academic teacher training pathway and also work with the Master of Studies in MBCT. I teach mindfulness courses for the general public and for Oxford students and staff, and I work with competency assessment. On the research side, I collaborate on manuscripts based on the data coming in from the MYRIAD project and other projects with OMC colleagues.