Dr Graeme Nixon is a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. For the last nine years he has been the programme director of the University’s MSc Studies in Mindfulness programme. He practices, publishes on and supervises research projects on mindfulness. In this field he is particularly interested in debates about the possibility of secular mindfulness, Buddhist origins and criticisms of mindfulness. Formerly a secondary teacher of Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Graeme retains an interest in the manifestations of meditation across multiple wisdom traditions (religious or otherwise). As a teacher educator he is particularly interested in the development of thinking skills in schools and he has written on this as well as delivered training for professionals on how to weave a suite of thinking skills approaches (including mindfulness) into their life and work.
Graeme is currently co-editing a book with Vin Harris on how people in multiple professions have brought mindfulness to themselves and the people they work with. This book, called Mindful Heroes, allows the contributors to explore how their journey into mindfulness practice is one of profound discovery and challenges, and how, when they ‘return’ to their lives out with the mindfulness practice, there have been a range of virtuous impacts.
Read more about Graeme here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/g.nixon/