About Dr William Van Gordon

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William Van Gordon BSc MSc PhD FHEA FRSPH CPsychol lectures and conducts research in psychology at the University of Derby. He is recognized as an international expert in the research and practice of meditation and mindfulness. William sits on the editorial board for various academic journals, including Mindfulness. He has written several books and is co-editor of two academic volumes published by Springer Publications: (i) Mindfulness and Buddhist-derived Approaches in Mental Health and Addiction, and (ii) The Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness. William has over 100 academic publications relating to the scientific study of meditation - including in journals such as the British Medical Journal, British Journal of General Practice, British Journal of Health Psychology, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Frontiers in Psychology, Aggression and Violent Behaviour, and Mindfulness. Prior to joining academia, William was a Buddhist monk for ten years; he has previously worked in senior management roles for Marconi Plc, PepsiCo International, and Aldi Stores Ltd. In the case of this latter position, he had total operational responsibility for a £28 million portfolio of six supermarkets with over 60 employees. William regularly travels all over the world to give keynote speeches, lectures, and workshops on mindfulness and meditative practice. He may be contacted via  W.VanGordon@derby.ac.uk    www.derby.ac.uk/online/academics/william-van-gordon      www.williamvangordon.com

Articles by Dr William Van Gordon

  1. The Top Ten Mistakes Made by Meditation Practitioners

    Listed in meditation

    In line with growing interest into meditation amongst scientists, medical professionals and the general public, more and more publications are explaining how we should practise medi...

  2. Application of Mindfulness for Work-Related Stress

    Listed in meditation

    According to the UK Health and Safety Executive, work-related stress results in a loss to the UK of 10 million working days each year and similar statistics are reported for the US....

Book reviews by Dr William Van Gordon

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