Gareth is a human givens psychotherapist working in Psychological Wellbeing at the University of Derby. Alongside his psychotherapy role, Gareth conducts research into the wellbeing of students, including the links between wellbeing and academic performance, and learning and emotions. His research has been published in various academic journals and he has been quoted as an expert on exam stress and student transition in the national media. He has a particular interest in exam anxiety, presentation anxiety, writer’s block and the transition of students to university. Gareth also teaches and facilitates workshops at the University as part of the award nominated ‘Love Your Mind’ programme. He is a Clinical Advisor to Student Minds (the UK’s student mental health charity) and a Fellow of the HEA.
He has a wealth of practical experience in mental health and wellbeing – he is a Clinical Advisor to Student Minds (the UK’s student mental health charity) and was the Development Lead for the University Mental Health Charter.
He also led the development of The Wellbeing Thesis, an online resource for post graduate research students and is currently leading an Office for Students funded project to produce guidance, for academics, on developing curriculum that supports wellbeing and learning. His new book for students, Be Well, Learn Well is due to be published in September 2020 by Macmillan.
- Part 2 of the Human Givens Diploma
- Anxiety and Learning: How to improve students’ performance and wellbeing