The David Lynch Foundation UK Staff

Deirdre Parsons

Deirdre Parsons, MSc, PhD, GMBPsS
Executive Director

Deirdre has led DLF UK since its establishment in 2012, managing projects across diverse settings, from businesses to schools, universities, prisons, veterans, addiction recovery, homelessness charities, and the NHS. With more than 27 years’ experience as a TM teacher, she has made significant contributions to numerous research studies on Transcendental Meditation.

Sarah Bence

Sarah Bence
Fundraising and Partnerships Lead

Sarah has worked at the DLF UK since 2021 and brings a decade of experience in fundraising and project management at various charities and NGOs. She's also a TM teacher and has worked on projects with the military and NHS.

David Hughes

David Hughes
Fundraising and Partnerships Lead

David has been a journalist since the 1980s, and has had articles in national and local publications including The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, BBC Countryfile magazine, Natural Health magazine, and Choice magazine.

He has also been a TM teacher since 1975, and since 2012 he has worked with the David Lynch Foundation UK teaching TM in prisons, homeless centres, drug & alcohol rehabilitation centres, and to refugees and forces veterans with PTSD.