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.
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. One of the UK’s leading mindfulness practitioners, she has researched, developed and delivered mindfulness programmes into the workplace and universities since 2011.
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.
As well as Co-founders Dr. Gail Davies and Caroline Hopkins, MindLab also draws together a highly experienced team of professionals in the form of its advisory board and collaborative partners, who support us in the creation and delivery of up-to-date and scientifically validated Mindfulness training.
Professor George Lewith – Former Chair
The MindLab Advisory Board
Professor Mike Thomas PhD FRCP – Chair
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 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!
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
Dr Gill Hicks was severely and permanently injured in the 7/7 bombings. Mindfulness continues to help her recover from her traumatic physical and mental injuries, and she works at international level to promote sustainable peace and a better world.
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.
Collaborators with Mindlab, helping to create Mindful Organisations
We are pleased to collaborate with Dr Alister Scott and Neil Scotton on Mindful Leadership programmes.
Dr Alister Scott
A co-founder of the One Leadership Project, Alister is one of the country’s leading coaches and facilitators. His PhD, from Sussex University, was ‘A systems analysis of the world of experts and what makes them relevant’.
A chartered engineer and co-founder, with Alister Scott, of the One Leadership Project, Neil is a Past President of the International Coaching Foundation, international speaker and pioneer of Legacy Thinking with Mindfulness.