Following a 25-year career in teaching (20 of which were at senior leadership level), Claire joined the UK charity Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) as their Director of Curricula and Training. As part of her role she creates classroom content, and trains teachers to deliver mindfulness-based programmes in school settings for 7-18 year-olds. Claire consulted on the Education strand of the Mindful Initiative’s ‘Mindful Nation UK’ report. She has also worked with the MYRIAD research team, overseeing the .b teacher training programmes on behalf of MiSP as part of the research.
Claire has taught mindfulness in a range of settings, including traditional primary and secondary schools, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, pupil referral units (short-stay schools), medical schools, the NHS, Multi-Academy Trusts, to educational and clinical psychologists, in universities (University College London, Kings College London) , and on public courses. She has trained teachers to deliver mindfulness courses in the UK, Ireland, Thailand and Hong Kong. Claire’s passion is around the link between staff and student wellbeing and how this feeds into the ‘weather’ in the classroom, and the broader learning and social culture within the school.