International Conference on Mindfulness 2024

Strand 1: Scientific research, theory, and pedagogy

Scientific Research, Theory and Pedagogy

How do we examine mindfulness?

In this strand, we’ll take a big-picture look at where the mindfulness field stands in the worlds of science, research, and theory. We’ll consider the strengths and vulnerabilities of what we know about mindfulness-based approaches. There will be opportunities to hear from experienced researchers, reflect on their research experiences, and discuss where we should head next. 

Strand 1 includes but is not limited to:

  • Innovative research methods
  • Mechanisms of mindfulness
  • Pedagogy of mindfulness
  • Approaches to measuring mindfulness
  • The challenges of research methodologies in mindfulness research
  • Innovative pedagogical approaches
  • Ethics

Strand 1 begins with a Keynote from Sona Dimidjian. After this you can choose to attend either: a related panel discussion, workshop, research symposium, or guided practice, which will be held across various spaces in Bangor University’s Pontio Centre.

This discussion will outline the increased efficiency and new opportunities for disseminating research findings, while also considering the challenges of maintaining rigorous peer-review standards in the fast-paced digital era. From an editorial vantage point, we share insights on harnessing AI to enhance the visibility and impact of mindfulness studies, and how this influences the themes and narratives that gain prominence in the literature. The talk will reflect on the emerging challenges such as ensuring the ethical use of AI, addressing the digital divide in research accessibility, and preserving the integrity of mindfulness as a discipline amidst rapid technological change.

This workshop presentation aims to equip researchers with an understanding of current publishing trends, stimulate discussion on overcoming associated challenges, and inspire innovative approaches to sharing their work effectively. Attendees will leave with a clearer vision for navigating the evolving landscape of mindfulness research publication in the era of AI integration.

Learning aims:
1. To provide researchers with a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends in academic publishing.
2. To encourage active dialogue among participants on how to address challenges in the current publishing environment.
3. To foster the development of creative strategies for researchers to disseminate their work effectively.
4. To ensure participants gain a more defined perspective on how to successfully navigate the changing field of mindfulness research publication.
5. To prepare researchers for the implications and opportunities presented by the integration of AI within the research publication process.

Medvedev, O. & Krägeloh, C. (2023). Harnessing Artifcial Intelligence for Mindfulness Research and Dissemination: Guidelines for Authors. Mindfulness, 14, 1019–1020.

Krägeloh, C.U., Alyami, M.M., Medvedev, O.N. (2023). AI in Questionnaire Creation: Guidelines Illustrated in AI Acceptability Instrument Development. In: Krägeloh, C.U., Alyami, M., Medvedev, O.N. (eds) International Handbook of Behavioral Health Assessment. Springer.

Medvedev, O.N., Krägeloh, C.U. (2023) A comprehensive matrix of factors contributing to depression. Nature Mental Health.

ICM:2024 Mindfulness in a changing world

conference sessions centred around five key strands