Rebecca Crane PhD directs the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University and has played a leading role in developing its training and research programme since it was founded in 2001. She teaches and trains internationally in both Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her research and publications focus on how the evidence on mindfulness-based interventions can be implemented with integrity into practice settings. She has written Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Distinctive Features 2017, co-authored Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with People at Risk of Suicide, 2017, co-edited Essential Resources for Mindfulness Teachers, 2021, and is a Principle Fellow with the Higher Education Academy.
Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice
Room 328, Brigantia Building, Bangor University
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 388066
I founded the first Master's programme in the field of mindfulness at Bangor University. It has gone from strength to strength since we started out in 2003. Students can choose the route that most suits their interests - a route leading to certification in MBCT or MBSR; a route leading to an empirical thesis; and options to take your Masters in 3 years or up to five years.
I also train internationally in MBCT and MBSR. And offer training in the use of our competence framework - the MBI:TAC.
My research investigates the practical implications of the evidence for mindfulness-based interventions – how do we support implementation in main stream settings in ways that preserve the integrity and effectiveness of the approach whilst also adapting to fit the context? Specifically my research investigates the process of MBCT implementation in the UK health service; ways of assessing mindfulness-based teaching competence; the links between training level, teaching competence and participant outcome; and adaptations of existing models of delivery.
I am keen to explore the role that mindfulness training can play in wider systemic transformation to reverse climate breakdown and enable flourishing for humans and the natural systems we are part of, and aim to integrate social justice frameworks into the way I approach teaching and research.
Prof Rebecca Crane is a member of the Clinical, Health, & Behavioural Psychology research group.