I am a mindfulness teacher and trainer and research clinical psychologist. Since 2014, I have been Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Before that, I was at the University of Exeter where I co-founded the Exeter Masters in Mindfulness-based Approaches with Alison Evans, Christina Feldman and Jenny Wilks, and at the Mindfulness Network CIC with Becca Crane and Alison Evans (until 2015). My specialist interests are in MBCT for recurrent depression, and how to adapt MBCT across the lifespan and in different contexts (mental health, long-term conditions, schools and workplace settings). I am currently offering supervision in the MBCT for Life curriculum.
My personal practice started in the early 1990s, when I started practising with Jon Kabat-Zinn’s CD and started attending retreats at Gaia House in the insight meditation tradition. As well as being an MBCT teacher, trainer and researcher, I am a husband, father and owner of a Border Terrier.
My full bio sketch can be seen at www.psych.ox.ac.uk/team/willem-kuyken.