Chair of the East of England Psychological Professions Network
Maggie assumed her role as Chair of the East of England Psychological Professions Network in January 2021. She is also employed as a Clinical Lead for IAPT Services with Hertfordshire Partnerships University NHS Foundation Trust and as a Lecturer in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies at the University of East Anglia. Maggie is one of the BPS representatives on the Programme Board of the APPTS programme (Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies). She has an MSc in Healthcare Leadership
Maggie completed her training as a Clinical Psychologist, at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2001 and her PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2005, from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has been accredited with the BABCP since 2010. Maggie has worked in primary and secondary care psychological therapies services in a qualified capacity since 2001, leading two inner city IAPT services in London and then IAPT services in North Essex, for HPFT since 2015.
Maggie was born and brought up in East Anglia and cares deeply about contributing to the development and expansion of a highly skilled and committed workforce for the future, across our region. , encompassing all of the Psychological Therapy professions
Senior Assistant Psychologist, Psychological Professions Network (PPN) East of England
Lara joined the East of England PPN in October 2022. Alongside the Assistant Psychologist role Lara works as a BABCP accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Prior to working in the mental health field Lara completed her undergraduate BSc in Computing Science and worked in a range of technical roles including Programmer, Quality Assurance Tester, and Information Analyst. Since 2012, Lara has worked in secondary mental health care settings both inpatient and community. Lara completed her MSc Psychology conversion course in 2020, and qualified as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in March 2022. Lara is passionate about digital solutions, particularly how we can utilise technology to improve access and outcomes for people using mental health services. Lara is keen to share knowledge and develop resources to promote the psychological professions to a wide audience.