Scientific Research Advisory Board

The board was established for the purpose of sharing information and ideas, conducting joint research projects when viable, fostering the efficacy of MindUP™ or other mindful educational practices and rigorous analysis of data strengthening and advancing research in the field.  The Scientific Research Advisory Board is chaired by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl of the University of British Columbia.  Membership in the Science Research Advisory Board is by invitation only and consists of organizations and individuals.

Science Advisory Board Members

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is an Associate Professor of Human Development Learning and Culture and Special Education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She taught middle school and then high school at an alternate school for “at risk” adolescents. For over 20 years Dr. Schonert-Reichl has been conducting research in the area of the child and adolescent social-emotional development with an emphasis on discerning the developmental processes/mechanisms associated with positive development across childhood and adolescence. For the past several years, Dr. Schonert-Reichl has worked in collaboration with educators across British Columbia in the area of social and emotional learning and, in 2004 she was awarded the Vancouver School Board Recognition Award in acknowledgment of her support for district initiatives regarding social responsibility and social and emotional learning. Dr. Schonert-Reichl has served as a consultant to The Hawn Foundation since 2003, having helped to guide the development of the MindUP™ curriculum as well as conducting research for the Foundation in the area of social emotional learning. (Dr. Schonert-Reichl’s Website)

Other bios from the board coming soon!

If you are affiliated with an accredited college and university, engaged in research relevant to The Hawn Foundation’s mission and interested in joining The Hawn Foundation’s Scientific Research Advisory Board, please contact Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl at