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Liz Lord

MSc, BA (Hons) ICMA, PGCE,

School Liaison MYRIAD research project

  • Former Asst head teacher Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital School
  • Former Senior Leader - Canterbury Centre Pupil Health Referral Unit in Salford / SENDCO / CAMHS link
  • Mindfulness teacher for young people (11-16 yrs)
  • Adult mindfulness teacher (MBSR / MBCT)

MYRIAD Research project looking at mindfulness with young people in school

I have been a teacher and school senior leader for almost 20 years, formally Assistant Head at the Royal Manchester Childrens' Hospital School. I helped to manage a Pupil Health Referral Unit in Salford and my particular responsibility was mental health and wellbeing, working closely with the CAMHS team to assist our pupils and other young people with complex medical needs. I taught  mindfulness to 11-16 year olds and helped to successfully implement mindfulness throughout the Unit. I was a member of the Senior Leadership Team, SENDCO and CAMHS link. As part of the Emotional Health Implementation Group in Salford, I taught mindfulness courses to their Educational Psychology teams, Inclusive learning teams, a school for pupils with additional needs and parents' groups. I have an MSc in Mindfulness-based approaches from Bangor University


I am interested in research looking at the effectiveness of implementing mindfulness in the school setting and communicating this within the education field, especially with teachers and school leaders. The MYRIAD project is looking at all aspects of this both for pupils, teachers and school leaders. My role is to facilitate and enable the schools to take part and to work closely with them throughout all aspects of the research.