Hitendra is the Mindfulness & Wellbeing Adviser for Simply Mindful, a mindfulness and wellbeing consultancy for the humanitarian sector. He has also been teaching at London South Bank University since 2003, and is the Senior Lecturer on the MSc Development Studies course. Hitendra has been active in the development and humanitarian sector for over 18 years, and in operational hunger and health related programming for 10 years with Action Against Hunger UK.
Between 2015-2019, he 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 is also conducting research on the development of mindful organisations, and the role of self-awareness in wellbeing, self-management, decision-making, and leadership within the humanitarian sector.