Hitendra is currently the Mindfulness & Wellbeing Adviser for Action Against Hunger UK. In addition, he has also been teaching at London South Bank University since 2003, and is currently the Senior Lecturer on the MSc Development Studies course. Hitendra has been active in the development and humanitarian sector for over 16 years, and in hunger and health related programming for 10 years with Action Against Hunger UK.
More recently, Hitendra led the 3-year Mindfulness & Wellbeing project as part of the Start Network’s Transforming Surge Capacity programme, funded by DFID under their Disasters & Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP). He is currently leading pilot research on Mindfulness and Wellbeing, to support PhD students and their supervisors in improving their mental health resilience, and enhancing student-supervisor relationships. He will also be commencing his own PhD research on Humanitarian Wellbeing, and mindfulness-based resilience approaches.