Mindfulness Evidence & Research

The research links on this page are focused on Mindfulness in Education and Schools. We are aware that there are hundreds more studies that have taken place and more starting all the time. We welcome citations of other relevant research which we can add to this page.


IONS Meditation Bibliography

With more than 6000 citations and growing, the IONS Meditation Bibliography is the largest and most comprehensive known catalogue of published scientific studies of meditation in the world. IONS maintains this database and updates it quarterly. 


Greater Good Science Center USA - Annotated bibliography of mindfulness studies

  • Mindfulness in Education Research Highlights
  • Mindfulness and Students
  • Mindfulness and Teachers
  • Mindfulness and Administrators

Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff - some effects include reduced teacher stress, better mental health, and increased kindness and compassion. 


Mindfulness-based interventions in schools — a systematic review and meta-analysis of 24 studies: European University Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder, Germany


Professor Katherine Weare’s summary of more than 20 research papers on the effects of mindfulness on children and young people.


The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.


Evidence-Base for Mindfulness Interventions

Where can I find evidence-based research on mindfulness?

Research/Evidence on the Mindfulness in Schools Project

Research/Evidence on Mindfulness for Young People in general

Mindfulness Research Guide


American Mindfulness Research Monthly https://goamra.org/ Research on Mindfulness http://www.mindfulnet.org/page4.htm