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Gemma Griffith
Director of CMRP Postgraduate Programmes
01248 388067


Gemma is the Director of CMRP Postgraduate Programmes and holds a PhD in Psychology. She has had a daily practice of mindfulness meditation since 2010, and has trained to be a mindfulness teacher with the CMRP and gained the Certificate of Competence in Teaching Mindfulness Based Courses in 2015. She teaches MBSR courses to the general public population. Her current research interests include exploring group process in mindfulness courses, qualitative research, mindful parenting, and the adaptation of mindfulness-based interventions for people with learning disabilities.  Click here for a list of Gemma's research publications.

Published Mindfulness Research


Griffith, G. M., Bartley, T., & Crane, R. S. (2019). The Inside Out Group Model: Teaching Groups in Mindfulness-Based Programs. Mindfulness, 1-13.

Griffith, G.M., Hastings, R.P., Williams, J., Jones, R.S.P., Roberts, J., Crane, R.S., Snowden, H, Bryning, L., Hoare, Z., & Edwards, R.T. (2019). Mixed experiences of a mindfulness-informed intervention: Voices from people with intellectual disabilities, their supporters, and therapists. Mindfulness, Online First,

Griffith, G.M., Hastings, R.P., Burke, C., Charlesworth, P., Chapman, M., Fothergill, S…& Wright, G. (2019). Good Practice Guidelines: Mindfulness-Based programmes for people with Learning Disabilities.


Clapton, N. E., Williams, J., Griffith, G. M., & Jones, R. S. (2018). ‘Finding the person you really are… on the inside’ Compassion focused therapy for adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 22, 135-153.


Griffith, G. M., Jones, R., Hastings, R. P., Crane, R. S., Roberts, J., Williams, J., Bryning, L., Hoare, Z., & Edwards, R. T. (2016). Can a mindfulness-informed intervention reduce aggressive Behaviour in people with Intellectual Disabilities? Protocol for a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies,

See my PURE profile here.