Who we are

Dr. Mark Westmoquette PhD


Mark did his PhD in Astrophysics at UCL and went on to a career in academia, working in the UK and Germany. He is a published author in the field of galaxy evolution with a particular focus on starburst galaxies.

Mark spent much of his career collaborating in large international teams, competing for time on large telescopes, and applying for funding.

Mark is now a mindfulness coach.

Chris Owen


Chris has been a practising lawyer for 35 years specialising in mergers and acquisitions, and was for 3 years the head of the corporate department of a mid-sized City law firm.

He has an MBA in legal practice from Nottingham Law School. As a fluent French speaker he is a frequent speaker at various international conferences.

Chris continues to work in the Law whilst applying his mindfulness practice.

Johanna Barclay


Jo trained as a speech & language therapist at UCL. She has worked in the health and education, and not-for-profit sectors, in both clinical and management roles.

She works with adults, children and young people to develop their communication and interaction skills, and has specialist training with the Mindfulness in Schools Project.