We aim to facilitate and foster truly interdisciplinary, evidence-based research into contemplative practice and methodology. We will apply rigorous evaluation of mindfulness and meditation policy and programs to ensure authentic and efficacious contemplation-based offerings in Australia. We will facilitate evaluation of the best ways to learn, practice, and understand contemplative concepts and ideas. Our focus in this space will include:

  • Two flagship research projects (a Randomised Controlled Trial of app-based meditation practices; a prospective longitudinal study of meditation-related experiences)
  • Development of a seed-funding program
  • Supervision of PhD and RhD students
  • Public policy work
  • Academic publications and conference presentations