Dr Nick Maguire
Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
University of Southampton, UK
After qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist at Southampton in 1999, Nick worked for a number of years treating people with severe and enduring mental health issues in an NHS Community Mental Health Team, before moving on to develop a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) service for entrenched rough sleepers in partnership with local homelessness charities. This led to clinical and research interests in psychological approaches to the complex issues suffered by people who are marginalised from mainstream health and social care.
He currently works for the University of Southampton researching the psychological and mental health issues underpinning and maintaining homelessness. His teaching centres on two main areas in homelessness: 1) the psychological and environmental factors underpinning and maintaining homelessness; and 2) the design and provision of therapeutic interventions based on identified need.
He runs a number of grant-funded research and evaluation projects examining the effectiveness of psychologically-informed services for homeless people, and a social enterprise delivering psychology services to homeless people and their communities.
He also has interests in employee and organisational wellbeing through understanding the psychology of high quality, effective leadership and management and enabling individuals to develop their skills in this area.