Selection of my keynote lectures, talks, presentations, and workshops
Attention in meditation and mindfulness practice
Second International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM-2) (11 – 15 May 2016, Rome) [Keynote] Healthy mindful ageing: Exploring the protective potential of mindfulness and meditation
Second International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM-2) (11 – 15 May 2016, Rome) [Pre-conference Workshop] Buddha activity in the city – a lay Buddhist perspective.
Buddhism in Action: a European Buddhist Union event. (1 – 3 April 2016, Berlin) [invited talk]
The Meditative State. Science and the Big Questions: Roundtable Series on the Physical and Spiritual World, the Brain-Mind Connection, Human Development and Genetics. Helix Center & John Templeton Foundation (12 March 2016, New York) [invited roundtable discussant] The case for mindfulness. Launch event for Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group Report –
Mindful Nation UK , Knowsley Borough Council (07 March 2016, Knowsley) [invited talk] The science of mindfulness.
Launch event for Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group Report – Mindful Nation UK , MediaCityUK, (22 Feb 2016, Salford/Manchester) [invited talk] Attention in meditation and mindfulness practice.
Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University (07 January 2016, Israel) [invited talk] 2015
Meditation and Mindfulness Research at Liverpool John Moores University. Cultivating the Mind: Mindfulness Research and Practice Day.
18 November 2015, Liverpool John Moores University [main event organiser] The judging brain in meditation.
CMC-Contemplative Summer Institute Consciousness-Mindfulness-Compassion International Association (16 – 20 September 2015, Velez-Malaga, Spain) [main summer school organiser] Mindfulness and the brain.
International Mindfulness Conference Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor (03 – 07 July 2015, Chester) [pre-conference workshop contribution] Mindfulness at work: Engagement and resilience in the workplace. BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, National Faculty for Psychology of Older People (FPOP) Annual Conference (02-03 July 2015)
[invited talk] Mindfulness in patient-centred care. Albert Einstein University, Mexico City (09-13 June 2015)
[bespoke professional training] Meditation-induced plasticity of meta-cognitive functions.
Mindfulness and Compassion: The Art and Science of Contemplative Practice. San Francisco State University (03 – 07 June 2015) [conference presentation] Meditation through the lens of science: An overview of scientific approaches.
International Conference – Mindfulness & Awareness: Bringing Wisdom into Society. Lerab Ling Institute of Wisdom and Compassion, France (14 – 17 May 2015) [workshop] Mindfulness and cognition: control processes of the mind according to science.
International Conference – Mindfulness & Awareness: Bringing Wisdom into Society. Lerab Ling Institute of Wisdom and Compassion, France (14 – 17 May 2015) [keynote] Mindfulness and Leadership for transformative and compassionate care. ESRC Seminar Series:
Developing Ethical Leaders: The Contribution of Philosophy and Spirituality. Bristol Leadership Centre, University of the West of England (19 March 2015) [keynote] Meditation-induced improvements of attentional functions. Inaugural
International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, Netherlands (12-14 March 2015) [symposium contribution] Mindful healthy ageing.
Women and Healthy Ageing – Awareness Event, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease. University of Liverpool (05 March 2015) [invited talk] Achtsamkeit: Funktionelle Plastizität des Nichtstuns,
Kognitive Psycholgie, Fachbereich Psychologie, University of Konstanz, Germany (28 Feb 2015) [invited talk] Meditation-induced improvements of attentional functions. Psychology Research Seminar,
University of Winchester, Department of Psychology (12 February 2015) [invited talk] 2014
Improving attentional functions through mindfulness practice. Research Seminar at the
Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, University of Granada, Spain (10 December 2014) [invited talk] Auswirkungen von Achtsamkeitspraxis auf Aufmerksamkeitsfunktionen.
Psychological Research Seminar, University of Kassel, Germany (26 November 2014) [invited talk] Improving attentional functions through mindfulness practice.
International Symposium for Contemplative Studies. Boston (30 October – 02 November 2014) [conference presentation] From the caves to the laboratories: Buddhist meditation practices in contemporary society,
18th Annual Conference of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the BPS, University of Northampton (10-12 October 2014) [Keynote] Attentional processes of mindfulness practice. Mindfulness & the Brain. Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Conference, University of Bangor, Wales (11-15 April 2014) [Keynote]
The neuroscience of mindful attention. Mindfulness & the Brain. Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Conference, University of Bangor, Wales (11-15 April 2014) [Keynote]
The science of mindfulness and meditation. Café Scientifique Cockermouth (20 November 2012) [Invited Talk]
The psychology and neuroscience of living in a mindful way. Centre for Sustainable Fashion. London College of Fashion (Helen Storey, MBE) (03 October 2012) [Invited Talk]
Health benefits of mindfulness practice, Summer School in Mind/Body Medicine, University Duisburg-Essen (23 – 26 August 2012) [Invited Talk]
Cognitive Neuroscience: Bringing together brain and mind. Exploring the Nature of Consciousness. The Contemplative Consciousness Network, Regent’s College, London (19 June 2012) [Invited Talk]
Using Buddhist principles in science. Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Hamburg (13 – 15 April 2012) [Invited Workshop]
Meditation in the lab: The mind from without and from within. Café Scientifique Liverpool (13 December 2011) [Invited Talk]
Meditation und Gehirn.[Meditation and the Brain] Way of Hope – Science and Spirituality, Weiz, Austria (14 – 16 October 2011) [Invited Talk]
Mindfulness and attentional abilities. Mindfulness Now, University of Bangor, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (08 – 10 April 2011). [Invited Talk]
The Science of Meditation. Science and Spirituality: VII Congreso de Diálogo UNESCO, Malaga (19 February 2011). [Invited Talk]
Meditation und mindfulness for well-being. Meditation & Science 2010 – Interdisciplinary Congress on the Science of Meditation and Consciousness, Berlin (26 – 27 November 2010). [Invited Talk]
Mind, the Buddha and the brain. University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (14 September 2010). [Invited Talk]
Psychological and physiological effects of meditation. Café Scientifique Headingley, Leeds (07 June 2010) [Invited Talk]
Introduction to the panel discussion ‘Buddhismus und Hirnforschung – Wie wirkt Meditation?’ Zeitlose Werte – Dauerhaftes Glück [‘Buddhism and brain science – How meditation works‘ Timeless Values – Lasting Happiness], Ruhr-University Bochum (1 – 5 April 2010) [Invited Presentation]
Sustaining Happiness: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Meditation, 32nd Mystics and Scientists Conference, University of Winchester (3-5 April 2009) [Keynote]