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Mindfulness in Health and Higher Education

Thank you for all those who organised and attended the Mindfulnes sin Health and Higfher Education held on the 16th and 17th July 2017. The speakers and workshop provided a great opportunity to explore many contemporary findings, approaches and issues in mindfulness. For copies of the presenter files (where available) please click the "Conference 2017" link above.

Mindfulness Research Network Members (Click here to join)

For more information about the network please contact Dr. Manuel Villarreal at

Name Department Areas of interest
Poonam Bagga Ophthalmology

Mindfulness in health and disease

Resilience and self-care

Dr. Hayley Beer Warwick Business School



Responsible management

Dr. Jo Bramham Professional Development

Mindfulness for HE staff

Communicating impact

Nicola Brough Warwick Medical School Wellbeing
Professor Alan Brown Institue for Employment Research Pedagogy (especially on-line support)
Dr. Mizaya Cader Warwick Medical School Public and child mental health
Dr. Corina Chivu Warwick Medical School Wellbeing
Márton Csörgo Philosophy Eastern philosophies
Dr. Elisabeth Curling School of Biosciences

Mindfulness in HE

Studen anxiety and stress

Brain funtioning and learning

Professor Jeremy Dale Warwick Medical School Primary Care
Jonathan Dempsey Health, Social Care and Education

Student Wellbeing

Psychological flexibility

Menatl health

Dr. Julieta Galante Psychiatry (Univeristy of Cambridge)

Health promotion


Expereinces and effects of mindfulness

Dr. Jonathan Hales Leicester Medical School Teaching mindfulness to medical students and their tutors
Professor Richard Hastings CEDAR Disability
Frances Hayes Centre for Lifelong Learning




The workplace

Sussanah Heffernan-Smith Centre for Applied Linguistics Education
Dr. Nadeeja Herath Warwick Medical School Maternal and child health
Professor Des Hewitt Centre for Professional Education

Teacher and pupil well-being and mental health

Teacher education


Dr. Alison Hipwell Warwick Business School Self-management of long-term conditions
Dean Howes Centre for Lifelong Learning

The pedagogy of mindfulness

Teaching and learning experiences

Dr. Atiya Kamal Warwick Medical School Wellbeing
Dr. Michael Kelly Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine Studnt mental health and wellbeing
Gareth Knott Warwick Medical School General
Katrina Lane Psychology Neuro and Health Psychology
Dr. Debbie Marais Warwick Medical School



Dr. Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruiz Editor in Chief Journal Innovación Educativa, Mexico

South Asian Philosophy



Conscious Attention

Peace Education

Dr. Laura McDonaugh Warwick Medical School

PPD and wellbeing

Maaya Modha School of Pharmacy (UCL)

Mindfulness in pharmacy HE

Anthea Pablow University Counselling Service Counselling


Dr. Shilpa Patel Warwick Medical School

Long-term conditions

Behaviour change


Dr. Karen Rees Warwick Medical School

Research methods

Self-management of long-term conditions

Stress management and wellbeing


Soheila Rostami Management

Mindfulness in the workplace

Dr. Maheshi Samaraweera Acute Medicine

General Practice

Professor Stephen Shapiro English & Comparative Literary Studies


Cultural Studies

Professor Sarah Stewart- Brown Warwick Medical School Wellbeing
Ruth Sugden Medical Education Mindfulness medical education
Dr. Stephanie Tierney Royal College of Nursing Research Institute

Healthcare professionals

Compassionate care

Dr. Manuel Villarreal Warwick Medical School Primary Care

For more information about the network please contact Dr. Manuel Villarreal at