Anne Macdonald (PhD student)
Thesis title: Adapting mindfulness-based programmes to the workplace
Moray House School of Education and Sport, ISPEHS
- University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
- Post code
- EH8 8AQ
Prior to beginning my PhD, I enjoyed a career with Decathlon, the international sports retailer. I started as an intern in the UK before joining the company Graduate Management Scheme in France. I then carried out Store and Regional Manager positions as well as a brief foray into Supply Chain Management. Following this, I became HR Director for the UK subsidiary.
After 13 years of hands-on operational and strategic experience, I knew that my interest and strength lay more in people development than commercial development. It was time to gain alternative perspectives on the topic of human performance. I moved to Edinburgh and completed an MSc in Performance Psychology. I am now on my PhD journey, with Decathlon UK as my funder and case study. I also coach and teach mindfulness in the fields of sport, education and business.
People matter. Wellbeing matters. Kindness matters.
- BA (Hons) German and Business, University of Leeds
- Masters in International Business, Grenoble Ecole de Management
- MSc Performance Psychology, University of Edinburgh
- Executive Coach qualification, International Coaching Federation
- MBSR Teacher, University of Bangor
Associate Tutor, Performance Psychology
Key research interests include exploring the impact of stillness (e.g., mindfulness-based programmes) and movement (e.g., physical activity programmes) on mental wellbeing and performance in workplace, sport and education setting
Current research interestsCurrent PhD research explores the process of adapting mindfulness-based programmes to workplaces and the potential wellbeing and performance benefits.
PhD Research presentation at the International Conference for Mindfulness 2021.