Mindfulness Chaplain - Dr Kitty Wheater
We are delighted to welcome our new Mindfulness Chaplain, Dr Kitty Wheater, to our team.
Dr Kitty Wheater is a mindfulness practitioner and social and medical anthropologist. She began practicing mindfulness in 2009, and trained to teach Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, where she has spent the last five years as part of a small team developing their programme for university students. As a practitioner focusing on mindfulness in higher education, Kitty is particularly interested in supporting ongoing practice for students and staff and in the emerging evidence-base for mindfulness in university settings.
Kitty regularly trains mindfulness teachers in the UK and internationally as an Associate MBCT teacher and trainer for the OMC, and works in private practice as a mindfulness supervisor. She has a DPhil in Anthropology from the University of Oxford, where she is a Postdoctoral Affiliate. Her research focuses on embodiment and ethics in mindfulness-based interventions, and she is broadly interested in the anthropology of medicine and religion.