Dr Maria Loades is a Senior Lecturer/Clinical Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Bath, UK. Maria qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of East Anglia in 2008. On qualification, she 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.
Maria secured an NIHR doctoral research fellowship in 2016 to further her research into depression in paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), which she is undertaking in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Bristol, and the Paediatric CFS team at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Maria’s research interests also include: Developing and delivering Cognitive and/or Behavioural treatments for children and young people with depression and/or fatigue, including those with chronic illnesses, and therapist competence in delivering CBT, particularly in the field of child and adolescent mental health.