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Lara Webber

Lara Webber FHEA

Course Leader

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences


Lara studied Applied Psychology at Durham, where she attained her BSc (Hons) degree. She has gained her teaching qualification, PGCLT(HE), and a PG Certificate in Blended Learning here at Solent University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

Lara's background is in mental health and learning disabilities. She is qualified to teach Paws b and is currently training to be a Connected Kids tutor.

Teaching experience

Lara teaches the following modules: Brain and Behaviour, Psychological Wellbeing, Psychology and Technology, Developing Professional Skills Using Psychology, and Psychology Placement.

Research interests

Lara's research interests include spatial cognition, in particular spatiotemporal reasoning and graphical reasoning and representation. Recent interests centre on positive psychology, wellbeing, yoga, and mindfulness. Her current research examines the impact and role mindfulness has within educational settings.

Recent publications

Webber, L., Bailey, L., Doyle, M., Zaman, Y., & Dunn, C. (2016). Southampton HeadStart Pilot of Mindfulness in Schools Project: The effect of Paws b on behaviour and resiliency in children. CMRP Conference 2016: Mindfulness supporting all aspects of family life. Bangor, Wales, 8th-11th July, 2016.

Webber, L., Tijou, I., Zaman, Y., & Dunn, C. (2016). HeadStart Pilot of Mindfulness in Schools Project: The effect of MBSR on stress and wellbeing in teachers. MiSP Conference 2016: Mindfulness and Education Well-being and resilience for young people. London, 22nd January, 2016.