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Hilary Mairs, PhD, MSc, BA(Hons), DipCOT, CPsychol, SFHEA


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Director of Postgraduate Education

Chair of Board of Trustees Connect Support 


I qualified as an occupational therapist in 1992 and have worked in a number of physical and mental health NHS settings as an OT. I completed an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis at the University of Manchester in 2000 and practised as a cognitive behavioural therapist in primary and secondary care settings until my full time appointment with the University in 2002.

Research interests

My primary research interests include the evaluation of psychosocial interventions for the negative symptoms associated with psychosis and education/training in psychosocial interventions for staff working in mental health settings.


Most of my teaching activity is located within the APIMH PSIp pathway although I supervise undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research dissertations across other programmes as well as PhD.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society 


PhD University of Manchester 2009

MSc Family and Individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy of Pychosis
University of Manchester 2000

BA (Hons) Social and Educational Psychology
University of Kent at Canterbury 1989

Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists
University of Exeter 1992

Social responsibility

Chair of Board of Trustees - Connect Support 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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