Catherine CraneProject Manager University of Oxford
Dr Catherine Crane is Scientific Programme Manager for the MYRIAD project and Research Lead at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. She has worked at the Department of Psychiatry, Oxford, since 2003 on a variety of projects. Her interests include the psychological processes involved in recurrent depression, suicidal ideation and self-harm and the use of mindfulness based interventions to prevent depression. Her previous research has included experimental work on mechanisms of recurrent suicidal depression, a collaboration with the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, University of Bristol to explore the causes and consequences of over general autobiographical memory in early adolescence, and outcomes for young people who self-harm. She was closely involved in the “Staying Well after Depression” trial, a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy for prevention of depressive relapse in adults and is excited to explore the potential of mindfulness training to prevent first onset of depression and other problems in adolescence.