Sarah Strohmaier


Sarah Strohmaier

PhD Student

School: Psychology, Politics and Sociology

Campus: Canterbury

Research topic

The examination of dose-response in mindfulness-based interventions and their effects on psychological distress, positive psychological outcomes and mindfulness

Research outline:

I am a part-time PhD student in Psychology. The first stage of my research constituted a dose-response meta-regression of a large number of mindfulness-based interventions. The second stage of my PhD comprises of randomised controlled examinations of different doses of mindfulness practice on psychological distress as well as positive psychological outcomes.

Supervisory team:

  • Dr Fergal Jones - 1st supervisor
  • Dr James Cane – 2nd supervisor
  • Prof. Margie Callanan – Chair

Publications and research outputs

Strohmaier, S., Jones, F. W., & Cane, J. E. (2020). Effects of length of mindfulness practice on mindfulness, depression, anxiety and stress: a randomized controlled experiment. Mindfulness:

Strohmaier, S. (2020). The Relationship Between Doses of Mindfulness-Based Programs and Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Mindfulness: a Dose-Response Meta-Regression of Randomized Controlled Trials. Mindfulness.

Zeilig, H., Tischler V., van der Byl Williams, M., West, J. & Strohmaier, S. (2019). Co-creativity, well-being and agency: A case study analysis of a co-creative arts group for people with dementia. Journal of Aging Studies, 49, 16-24. doi:10.1016/j.jaging.2019.03.002.

Taylor-Roberts, L., Strohmaier, S., Jones, F. & Baker, P. (2019). A systematic review of community participation measures for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 1-13.           

Camic, P. M., Crutch, S., Murphy, Charlie, Firth, N., Harding, E., Harrison, C., Howard, S., Strohmaier, S., van Leeuwen, J., West, J., Windle, G., Wray, S. & Zeilig, H. (2018). Conceptualising and understanding artistic creativity in the dementias: interdisciplinary approaches to research and practice. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (1842). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01842.

Conference presentations

Strohmaier, S. (2019, February 12). Dose-response meta-regression of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs): Method, challenges and preliminary findings.  Paper presented at International Mindfulness Conference (ICM) Asia Pacific 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.

Strohmaier, S. (2018, September 21). Engagement and mindfulness-based approaches: Dose-response in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs). Paper presented at the Sussex Mindfulness Centre (SMC) conference titled Community Mindfulness: Staying connected, local and accessible, SMC, Hove, UK.

Strohmaier, S. & Camic, P. M. (2017, November 24). Conceptualising what we mean by ‘wellbeing’ in the dementias. Royal Society for Public Health conference titled Powerful Partners: Advancing Dementia Care through the Arts & Sciences. Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), London, UK.


Twitter: @sarahstrohmaier



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