Dr. Tony Lawrence


My research has historically focused on the niche areas of parapsychology and transpersonal psychology. However, my current research focuses on the use of mindfulness to enhance the training of person-centred psychotherapists, principally focusing on the use of mindfulness as a means of developing the therapist qualities of congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard, and the assessment of the impact of mindfulness indirectly upon the relationship with the client.


Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Building: Richard Crossman

Room: RC305

Email: a.lawrence@coventry.ac.uk



Dr. Lawrence graduated from the B.Sc. Psychology degree at University College London in 1992, and completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Robert Morris at the Koestler Parapsychology Research Unit at the University of Edinburgh in 1998. He was appointed a lecturer (now senior lecturer) in psychology at the School of Psychological, Social & Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University in 1996, where he has taught modules in Statistics and Research Methods, Parapsychology, Transpersonal Psychology (having obtained an M.Sc. in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology, with Distinction), and more recently Positive Psychology. He has published papers in both mainstream psychology, parapsychology and transpersonal psychology journals, and is presently training as a person-centred psychotherapist at the Sherwood Instutite for Psychotherapy in Nottingham. He teaches mindfulness within the Midlands Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion, a social enterprise associated with Coventry University, since 2015.

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021