William Van Gordon, Ph.D.

Dr. William Van Gordon is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby (UK). In the last 5 years alone, he has published three books and over 100 full-text academic papers on contemplative psychology, including in some of the world’s leading psychology and medical journals. William developed “Meditation Awareness Training,” an evidence-based intervention that uses contemplative psychology principles and techniques as a means of improving health and well-being. His research has been described as “groundbreaking” by Grazia UK, and during the last 12 months alone, his work was featured by national or major news outlets (e.g., BBC News, ITV News, The Times, BBC Radio 4, The Telegraph, BBC Mundo, BBC World Service, talkRadio) on more than 70 occasions in over 15 different countries. Prior to joining academia, William was a Buddhist monk for ten years and he previously worked in senior management roles for Marconi Plc, PepsiCo International and Aldi Stores Ltd. William regularly travels all over the world to give keynote speeches, lectures, and workshops on meditation and contemplative psychology. More information is available on his website (www.williamvangordon.com) and he can be followed on Facebook (Dr William Van Gordon) and Twitter (@Van_Gordon_W).

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