Ms Maha White

School: Nursing

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.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Certificate in, Mentalisation
  • Certificate in , Mindfulness
  • Certificate, Counselling Young People, Tavistock and Portman
  • MSc, Psychotherapy , University of London
  • MA, Culture Communication and Society (Sociology of Health and Illness) Goldsmith College, University of London
  • Diploma, Dip Nursing (London), South Bank
  • Registered Nurse Tutor
  • Registered Clinical Teacher
  • Post Registration Certificate, Intensive Care Nursing, Kings College Hospital

Professional experience

  • 1994 - present
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1991 - 1994
    Nurse Tutor, Croydon and Carshalton College of Nursing and Midwifery,
  • 1985 - 1989
    Nurse Tutor, Ministry of Health, Jordan,
  • 1984 - 1985
    Nurse Tutor, Normanby College, King's College Hospital,
  • 1979 - 1983
    Clinical Teacher, Normanby College, King's College Hospital ,
  • 1976 - 1979
    Sister, Intensive Therapy Unit, King's College Hospital,

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered Nurse Teacher, NMC
  • Member of Royal College of Nursing, RCN
  • Registered Member, BACP

Research interests

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.