Department of Psychology

Maria Loades

Clinical Tutor, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

10W 3.25
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5249


Dr Maria Loades is a Clinical Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. Maria qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of East Anglia in 2008. Since qualification, she has worked a variety of mental health settings, including adult mental health, a children’s inpatient unit, and various community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). She completed a post-graduate diploma in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for children, young people and families at the Anna Freud Centre/University College London in 2013, and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Supervision of Applied Psychology Practice at the University of Oxford in 2015. She is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and is also registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.
Maria secured an NIHR doctoral research fellowship in 2016 to further her research into depression in paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME), which she will be undertaking in collaboration with colleagues from the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, and the Paediatric CFS team at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Research interests

  • Developing and delivering Cognitive and/or Behavioural treatments for children and young people, including those with chronic illnesses
  • Therapist competence in delivering CBT, particularly in the field of child and adolescent mental health
  • The therapeutic alliance in CBT
  • CBT supervision


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