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Dr. Addie Wootten

Smiling Mind and Clinical Psychologist, Australia

Dr Addie Wootten is the CEO of Smiling Mind and a Clinical Psychologist by background. Addie joined Smiling Mind 3 years ago and has led the release of a new brand, a new technology platform and new research evaluating the impact of the Smiling Mind programs.  

Addie brings her extensive background in clinical psychology, research and e-health to her position of CEO of Smiling Mind. Addie is a well-known leader in her field. Prior to joining Smiling Mind Addie delivered and researched innovative programs to enhance the wellbeing of people with cancer. She has developed and evaluated a range of online wellbeing tools, and has published widely.  

Smiling Mind has seen significant growth, reaching over 3.1 million downloads of the much-loved mindfulness app. Our focus area is supporting schools to implement pre-emptive mindfulness programs across all ages and we now support more than 49,00 educators to bring mindfulness into their classrooms in schools across Australia. We're also working with hundreds of businesses to bring mindfulness into their workplaces including a global partnership with IBM in the US.  

Addie has been using mindfulness meditation as a part of her clinical psychology practice for many years, and also has a strong personal mindfulness practice.