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About MindLab

Mindlab was co-founded by Dr Gail Davies and Caroline Hopkins, who have been delivering mindfulness courses into the workplace since 2011 to a wide range of organisations including financial institutions, the NHS and medical schools, universities and pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies.

Mindfulness trainer Dr Gail Davies

Dr Gail Davies – Co-founder

Dr Gail is an academic, educated at Oxford and Imperial College with a Masters in Mindfulness, and actively involved in mindfulness research. Underpinned by a 20 year academic career in science and a qualified yoga therapist, she brings a wealth of expertise to her mindfulness teaching. She is trained to teach both MBSR and MBCT, complying with the UK Good Practice Guidelines for teachers. She acts as a mindfulness consultant and trainer working with individuals and organisations. She has developed and delivered mindfulness programmes in the workplace, universities and for clinical groups since 2011. She is an accomplished professional speaker.

Caroloine Hopkins from MindLab Mindfulness Training

Caroline Hopkins – Co-founder

Caroline’s wealth of experience comes from a long business career fostering positive engagement, collaboration and innovative communication for organisations as diverse as AstraZeneca, HSBC, and the British Government. Caroline pioneered taking short mindfulness training courses into the workplace in 2011 and is an accredited AEOC Executive Coach. Since 2018 Caroline has stepped down as a director to focus on her coaching, but continues to advise Mindlab on business strategy.

As well as Co-founders Dr. Gail Davies and Caroline Hopkins, MindLab also draws together a highly experienced team of professionals to act as advisors, supporting in the creation and delivery of up-to-date and scientifically validated Mindfulness training.

MindLab’s Advisors

Professor Mike Thomas PhD FRCP

Professor Mike Thomas PhD FRCP

Currently Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton where he leads the community-based respiratory research programme. He has a particular interest in non-drug treatments, ‘real-world’ outcomes and pragmatic clinical research.

Dr Jeol and Michelle Levy

Dr Joel and Michelle Levey

Internationally-renowned mindfulness ‘gurus’, Dr Joel and Michelle Levey are working to develop a wiser and more compassionate world with the likes of NASA, Google, The World Bank, Microsoft – and us!

Alan Julyan

Alan Julyan

Currently a consultant with Charles Russell Speechlys, Alan advises on all aspects of employment matters and labour law for domestic and international clients. Alan is an experienced mediator. He has personal experience of mindfulness and continues to use it.

Dr Gill Hicks

Professor George Lewith

Professor George Lewith sadly died on 17th March 2017. George was a great intellect, with a generosity of spirit that meant he was a mentor and inspiration to many, ourselves included. He was always there to advise, support and make things happen. Moreover, he was an enthusiastic, warm and kind-hearted individual, a friend and colleague who will be deeply missed.

Dr Harbinder Sandhu

A HCPC Registered Psychologist, Director of Health Psychology Services Ltd. and Associate Professor at Warwick University Medical School, her clinical work involves applications of psychology in sport, chronic pain management and other long term conditions.