Dr Peter Malinowski is the founder and chief editor of MeditationResearch, where he shares his passion for a scientific understanding of meditation. His research is regularly published in high quality international scientific journals, he is a sought after speaker and appears on national TV programmes (e.g. BBC One), radio channels (e.g. ABC Australia) and international news outlets (e.g. New York Times).
Dr Malinowski is a Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at Liverpool John Moores University, where he works as Co-Leader of the Research Centre for Brain and Behaviour, Programme Leader of the MSc Positive Psychology and Wellbeing and directs the Meditation Research Lab. He is also on the Board of Directors of Consciousness Mindfulness Compassion – International Association and works as scientific advisor for NeuroMindset (Mindset Neuroeducación).
His research focuses on investigating how meditation influences psychological functions and related brain processes, aiming to take a long term perspective. He is particularly interested in advancing meditation as a preventative approach and a way of unveiling inherent qualities of mind. Some of his projects also take an applied focus, for example concerning healthy cognitive ageing, meditation in the workplace or as surgery preparation.