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Job Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 07769 671405 or 020 8417 4701
Location: Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB
Following her registration in general nursing, Maha worked in acute settings to become the Sister in Charge of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Kings College Hospital. She then joined the School of Nursing at Kings College Hospital to become a clinical teacher, and later, a nursing tutor.
In 1985, Maha worked for the Ministry of Health in Jordan, teaching nursing to students from refugee camps. On her return to the UK, she completed a masters degree, at Goldsmiths College, in Culture Communication and Society (Sociology of Health and Illness). Her dissertation researched the lived experience of chronic illness.
In 2009, Maha completed an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and she is a registered psychotherapist.
Maha also has an interest in student support and is a member of the Universities and Colleges students' BACP Association.
Maha leads a generic module which focuses on health behaviour and social determinants in society. She is particularly interested in mental health issues in contemporary society.
Maha is interested in student support in universities and in practice placement; in the lived experience of individuals with mental health diagnoses, and the tension between prescribed long term medication and psychological/psychotherapeutic interventions. Previous research includes qualitative research - the lived experience of living with sickle cell disease as a long term condition and a longitudinal case study of borderline personality disorder.