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About Dr. Eva Flynn

Dr. Eva Flynn works as a lecturer in the Discipline of General Practice in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Life Sciences at NUI Galway since 2012. She also works clinically as a general practitioner. She lectures in undergraduate and postgraduate education, and is Course Director of the Clinical Primary Care Modules. Since 2017, Eva has facilitated the delivery of an 8 week module in Mindfulness to fourth year medical students, the Mindfulness Special Study Module. She works with the Buddhist monk, Thubten Gelong, in the delivery of this module. Eva is also pursuing teacher-training in MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches in Germany, due for completion in 2020.  Eva is a member of the Mindful Way@NUI Galway initiative and delivers regular mindfulness shared practice on campus.

The Mindful Way at NUI Galway

In October 2015, NUI Galway stated its intention to become a Mindful University through supporting an initiative known as Mindful Way @ NUI Galway. A blueprint for creating a Mindful University does not currently exist, just the conviction and passion of those who believe this is a worthy endeavour. In 2016 a group of people came together to work towards achieving this worthy intention.  The group represents the NUI Galway community including administrators, students, academic teaching staff, academic researchers and the community. This group believes a Mindful University starts with the actual practice of Mindfulness, so encouraging the practice of Mindfulness among staff, students and members of the local community has become a priority.  Many attend weekly Mindful Shared Practice sessions on the main NUI Galway campus, as well as across many of our satellite campuses in Letterkenny, Sligo, Shannon as well as the University Hospital Galway.  This along with the annual Mindful Journeys Symposium, frequent guest speakers and other events, means  NUI Galway is at the heart of the practice of Mindfulness in Ireland and internationally. Arising from this is a growing interest in research in this field across all disciplines, along with a growing desire across disciplines to bring Mindfulness into classrooms and lecture halls.

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