Niamh began her training in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2007 with a foundation year at the University of Bangor in North Wales, and completed her training with the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Germany), graduating in 2010. Prior to this, for many years she worked in documentary film and TV production. She has been teaching the MBSR programme since 2010 and is also a mindfulness-teacher trainer and supervisor and a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI).
Niamh has been a committed meditation practitioner for fifteen years and regularly attends silent retreats and further training, receives supervision while teaching and adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines of the MTAI. Most recently she has been exploring the intersection of mindfulness and social engagement through her own practice, retreats and teaching. In June 2019 she guided the first retreat day of her long-form mindfulness and social engagement project, Showing Up. In 2019 the Showing Up programme of retreat days is engaging directly and through practice with the current housing crisis. Through the project she also offers mindfulness training to charities, activist groups and NGOs.