International Conference on Mindfulness 2024

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Conference team

The early vision for the conference was developed in a working group with participation from colleagues from a range of training and research centres, and through a series of consultation events.

We are particularly grateful for the input from Prof Nirbhay Singh, former editor of the Springer Mindfulness Journal and lead of the International Conference on Mindfulness series, Sharon Hadley, CEO, Oxford Mindfulness Foundation, Dr Robert Marx, co-director of the Sussex Mindfulness Centre, Ruth Ormston, former director of The Mindfulness Initiative, Alison Evans, Supervision Lead with the Mindfulness Network and Nick Hammond, Chair of Trustees for the Mindfulness Network.

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Rebecca Crane

Conference Chair


Ken Lunn 

Conference Director


Bridgette O’Neill

Programme Lead


Sophie Sansom 

Programme Lead

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Gemma Griffith

Academic Lead


Sonia Gadhia

Planning Advisor


Uz Afzal

Planning Advisor

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Hayley Dunne

Planning Advisor

ICM:2024 Hosts

bangor university

The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) at Bangor University was founded by Mark Williams in 2001, following his leadership there in developing Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and was most recently under the directorship of Rebecca Crane. Over the last two decades, the centre has been at the forefront in the emergence of the field of mindfulness-based teaching, training, and research.   

The staff at CMRP are active researchers in the field of mindfulness. An example is a seminal paper called “What defines mindfulness-based programmes? The Warp and the Weft.”  

Bangor University offers a Masters in Mindfulness programme – the first in the world to offer a Masters in mindfulness-based approaches.   

To find out more, please visit the Bangor University website. 

the mindfulness network

The Mindfulness Network is made up of highly experienced trainers and supervisors who can guide you in practising, teaching and deepening your experience of mindfulness and compassion. Our focus is on serving both the mindfulness community and the general public through supervision, retreats, and training programs, offered both in-person and online. 

Additionally, we work with volunteers to run a programme of inspiring events and community groups – the Mindfulness Network Community Friends. We raise funds through donations and provide bursaries that support, train and widen access for mindfulness-based teachers, in line with our charitable purpose. 

Visit our website to find out more about our services 

The Mindfulness Network
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