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Centre Directors

Trudi Edginton

Trudi is a clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher. She is interested in exploring the neurobiological, cognitive and psychological effects of mindfulness in clinical, community and educational settings with a focus on ageing, individuals with neurological conditions and carers.

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Jutta Tobias Mortlock

Jutta is a Senior Lecturer in organisational psychology. She explores the use of non-traditional mindfulness interventions in workplace settings to help teams be and do well, and to change workplace culture through mindfulness.

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Angeliki Bogosian

Angeliki is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at City. Her research involves developing and evaluating mindfulness interventions to improve psychological adjustment in people with neurological conditions.

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Beatriz Calvo-Merino

Beatriz is a Reader and Programme Director for City’s MSc in Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience. She is interested in how bodily and motor experiences influence the ways in which we process other people’s actions and emotions.

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Paul Flaxman

Paul is a Reader in organisational psychology and takes a lead role in developing and evaluating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for staff in healthcare settings, local and central government organisations and schools.

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Tina Forster

Tina is a Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research is concerned with the neural correlates of touch and body perception, how we gain awareness of our self, and how our body contributes to affect and cognition.

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Sebastian Gaigg

Seb is a Reader in the Psychology Department. He is interested in understanding the reasons for the high prevalence of mental health difficulties among those with autism as well as the potential benefits of mindfulness-based practices.

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Matthew Grundy-Bowers

Matthew Grundy-Bowers is a Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice and Consultant Nurse in HIV/Sexual Health. He is interested in the clinical application of mindfulness to help with acute pain.

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Aylish O’Driscoll

Aylish is a Lecturer in counselling psychology at City. She uses qualitative methods to study practitioner mindfulness, mindfulness and compassion, and the use of mindfulness in the treatment of trauma.

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Fran Smith

Fran is a Co-director of the Counselling Psychology Research Clinic at City. She is interested in theoretical accounts of mindfulness as well as the practical application of acceptance and compassion focussed therapies.

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Stephen Cantarutti

Stephen is a PhD student at City. He is interested in the effects of mindfulness on attentional bias, especially among those suffering from addiction. He has also been involved in research on mindfulness and smoking cessation.

Chloe Cardon

Chloe has recently completed an MSc in organisational psychology at City. She is interested in how an awareness of one’s self and others can contribute to healthier working environments.

Mat Court

Mat is a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy and studying for a PhD at City University. He is interested in leadership behaviours and how collective mindfulness influences organisational resilience.

Sonila Dardha

Sonila is a PhD researcher in Survey Methodology at City, an MBSR graduate and a regular meditation practitioner. She is interested in understanding how mindfulness impacts performance and quality of life.

Giovanni Dobbiani

Giovanni is studying an MSc in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at Cass. He is the founder of the Cass Mindfulness Society and works in synergy with CEMR to inspire students and the business community to adopt mindfulness in the workplace.

Anna Lee

Anna recently completed her MSc in organisational psychology and is interested in the application of mindfulness in the workplace to improve well-being, productivity and leadership skills.

Dara Leonard

Dara is undertaking postgraduate studies in organisational psychology at City. As an experienced strategist his research interests include the practical application of mindfulness in organisational development and in high-risk working environments.

Clara McInerney

Clara’s studies for an MSc in Organisational Psychology introduced her to the world of mindfulness, and sparked an interest in how the practice of mindfulness can lead to individual and organisational well-being.

Jo Roberts

Jo is undertaking postgraduate studies in organisational psychology at City.  As an experienced HR professional she is interested in how workplace based mindfulness interventions benefit individuals, teams and organisations.

Lana Seguias

Lana is completing a PhD at City. She has been looking at the effects of mindful eating on food intake, diet and weight management, as well as underlying mechanisms of action.

Lisa Strandqvist

Lisa is studying for an MSc in organisational psychology. She project-managed the launch of CEMR and is interested in how mindfulness-based interventions can improve organisational wellbeing.

Lucie Zernerova

Lucie is a Research Associate who has completed her PhD at City. Her doctoral research focused on mindfulness as a personal resource in contemporary models of work-related stress and motivation.

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Adam Cox

Adam works closely with CEMR’s directors to translate CEMR insights into operational guidance. He has held numerous Chief Strategy Officer positions, as well as been a trusted strategy advisor to Government Departments and CXO executives of Fortune 500 companies across the globe.