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Upcoming Visits

10 June to 1 July 2017

Our next WIHEA visiting educator being funded through the Monash Warwick Alliance Visiting Educators Scheme will be Dr Craig Hassed, Associate Professor from Monash University. The visit is being hosted by Prof Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor in Public Health at Warwick Medical School.

Dr Hassed was one of the pioneers of mindfulness teaching in medicine, who embarked on the development and delivery of a wellbeing and mindfulness module in the late 1990's at the same time as one or two pioneers in the US. Although starting with elective modules for both students and GP's as the US pioneers were doing, Dr Hassed went on to develop a core curricululum course for the first two semesters of the medical school course. He was first in the world to do this and has been instrumental in introducing a variety of innovations into medical education and practice in Australia and overseas, with an emphasis on the application of holistic, integrative and mind-body medicine in medical practice. The teaching he developed for the Medical School is now being used in almost all the Faculties across Monash University and is being requested in other Universities in Australia.

Dr Hassed will deliver a key note speach at the Mindfulness in Health and Higher Education Conference on the 16 and 17 June 2017. This two day conference seeks to explore ways in which mindfulness can be effectively taught and embedded in regard to higher and professional education and address mindfulness in a broad range of disciplines with particular emphasis on medical education. For booking information please visit this link: or email R.Philippou on HealthGRP at Warwick dot ac dot uk

During his visit Dr Hassed will deliver two workshops on mindfulness on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 in the Teaching Grid, Main Library. The the first workshop at 12.00pm will be aimed at those who are relatively new to mindfulness and the second workshop at 2pm, will be on teaching mindfulness in the tertiary environment for those with a little more experience. To attend, please follow this link to the booking form.

For further information on Dr Hassed's schedule during his visit please follow this link.

Or if you are interested in potential collaboration opportunities, please contact Prof Sarah Stewart-Brown at Sarah dot Stewart-Brown at warwick dot ac dot uk


Dr Craig Hassed

Associate Professor
Department of General Practice
Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

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Please contact Lisa Drummond, WIHEA Academy Administrator L dot drummond at warwick dot ac dot uk or on extension: 73205