Chloe Asker

Human Geography

PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC +3)
Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: Mindful geographies? Towards the therapeutic geographies of mindfulness

Mindfulness has grown in popularity since the millennium, however the practice has been neglected from geographical literature concerning health and wellbeing. This is surprising since a recently published ‘Mindful Nation UK’ (2015) report by the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group (MAPPG) identified the practice as key to remedying mental health difficulties. My project aims to understand the geographies of mindfulness, and in doing so, expand the concept of therapeutic geographies using mindfulness practice. Practically, I will carry out ethnographic fieldwork with charities and/or organisations that use mindfulness as a therapeutic device.

Research supervisors: Dr Jennifer Lea, Professor John Wylie

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Human Geography student rep for College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

 

Email: ca409@exeter.ac.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chloeasker