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Dr Dean Howes

Senior Teaching Fellow

+44 (0)24 7657 4099

Room WCE 0.11, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus

Dean is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Lifelong Learning and has recently been made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dean teaches a variety of mindfulness, psychology and coaching courses and modules. He has been a tutor at the centre for over 10 years, teaching on the 2+2 degree, the certificate programme and a range of other programmes, initiatives, workshops, and sessions. He also currently holds the role of College Liaison on the 2+2 degree programme.

With a background in Psychology, Dean has taught at a variety of school, post-16, and adult education institutions. He has held a variety of roles, including being a Head of Department, a consultant in a large academy group and a private well-being and performance coach. Alongside his teaching commitments, he also leads mindfulness and well-being workshops for external organisations (e.g. Halfords, Tata Steel), other departments (e.g. CTE, WMG) and university-wide initiatives (e.g. Mental Health Day). As a leading member of the Mindfulness Research Network at the university, he is involved in promoting mindfulness, organising conferences (including a national conference in 2017) and seeking funding opportunities for research in this area. In 2018 he was nominated for the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE) and in 2019 for the Warwick Award for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE).

Current teaching:

· CE204 Research Methods

· CE264 Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

· CE266 Mindfulness in Lifelong Learning

· CE302 Dissertation in Lifelong Learning and Social Studies

· Mindfulness for Everyday Living (class-based)

· Mindfulness for Everyday Living (Online)

· Cultivating Mindfulness

· #StudyHappy Mindfulness

PhD Supervision:

Potential PhD candidates are welcome to contact regarding research proposals related to one or more of the following topics:

· The pedagogy of mindfulness

· The experiences of teachers and learners of mindfulness

· Constructivist-based pedagogies

· Wellbeing in HE

· The use of new technologies in teaching and learning

· The use of biofeedback for wellbeing


Howes, D. (2019) Towards fidelity, integrity and authenticity: A critical reflection of an academic-oriented mindfulness-based programme.

Howes, D. (2020) Five ways mindfulness could help you and your family during lockdown. Published in: