Our People

Welcome from our Director

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the first point of entry into the world of mindfulness, meditation and contemplative practice at the University of Melbourne. Our establishment is due to the incredible generosity of Martin and Loreto Hosking. We will deliver ground-breaking research, innovative educational offerings and a world-class engagement series. We will also offer an opportunity for authentic practice, guided sessions and a place for inter-faith and wisdom discussions.

We hope you find much to inform your practice, life, work, and growth among the Contemplative Studies Centre.

Associate Professor Nicholas Van Dam |  Inaugural Director of the Contemplative Studies Centre

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Dr Caitlin Hitchcock

Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
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Dr Hannah Harewood Gould

Melbourne Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences
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Dr Robert Walton

Dean's Research Fellow, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
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Professor Kathryn Williams

Professor (Environmental Psychology), School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences
kjhw@unimelb.edu.au +61383443094
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Dr Tara Hickey

Honorary Fellow, Centre for Youth Mental Health
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Saampras Ganesan

PhD Candidate, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering