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Dr. Dean Howes

Teaching Fellow

+44 (0)24 7657 4099

Room WCE 0.11, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus

Dean is a Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Lifelong Learning who 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).

Current teaching:

· CE204 Research Methods

· CE264 Introduction to Coaching an Mentoring

· CE266 Mindfulness in Lifelong Learning

· 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

· Well-being in HE

· The use of new technologies in teaching and learning

· The use of biofeedback for well-being

Dean Howes