Who am I?
I am a member of the senior team and Trainer and Curriculum Lead for the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre (OMC). I have an academic background in Psychology (MA Oxon). Most of my working life was spent in a business context, where I specialised in human potential and flourishing. Alongside work life, I have been practising meditation since the 1970s, and attended many long retreats both as a retreatant and retreat supervisor.
What do I do?
I lead the 12-month training programmes and have responsibility for trainee teachers learning to teach MBCT. I have a particular responsibility for identifying excellence in trainee teachers and providing apprenticeship guidance for future teachers and trainers who will lead MBCT implementation and dissemination on a global scale.
As Curriculum Lead, I work closely with various field leading colleagues including the OMC Director, Professor Willem Kuyken with whom I jointly developed the ‘Taking it Further’ course for those who have already done an 8-week course and want to go further; and the new 3-session ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ course for those who are interested in mindfulness but not yet ready to commit to a full 8-week course.