Kate Maguire

Kate Maguire BSc, MSc, DPsych

Dr Kate Maguire is an Associate Professor (Professional Practice) at the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University, London and head of its research degree programmes. Her background is in social anthropology of the Middle East, trauma psychotherapy and authority dynamics. She has followed a career in journalism, political research and trauma treatment in the NHS and Medecins Sans Frontieres. She has consistently integrated her professional practice with higher education teaching and research and examples include the design and delivery of the PG cert in surviving and transforming childhood traumas (Birkbeck, University of London) , the MSc in Conflict Studies for health practitioners (The Minster Centre and Middlesex University) and as head of the Doctor of Psychotherapy programme (Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University). In her current role she is working on three areas of professional practice: (i) the institutional and individual relational dynamics of research supervision to support a closer alliance and knowledge exchange with work place supervisors of practitioner researchers (ii) the developing of innovative research methodologies relevant to professional practice. (iii) how anthropological approaches can contribute to conceptualising and theorising professional practice including: ethnography, storytelling, metaphor, translation and the agency of the individual in cultural ecologies. She runs supervisor development for professional doctorate supervision and has given papers and written on transdisciplinarity aligning it to anthropology and its relevance to the contemporary pursuit of answers to complex micro and macro problems. She was drawn to work based learning for the same reasons she remains informed by anthropology and engaged in transdisciplinarity: its stance on the contribution of practice to knowledge and its role in creating the conditions for a more equitable share in decision making processes to improve the societies in which we live.
Publications include:
Gibbs, P. & Maguire, K.(2016) The professional and personal values and their revelation through professional doctorates, Higher Educations, Skills and Work Based Learning, Vol. 6, (3) pp237-248
Eastman, C & Maguire, K (2016) Critical autobiography in the professional doctorate: improving students’ writing through the device of literature, Studies in Continuing Education Vol 38, Iss 3
Maguire, K (2015) Margaret Mead: Contributions to Contemporary Education, Springer
Maguire, K (2015) ‘Transdisciplinarity and professional doctorates: a process of translation arriving at metanoia’ in P.Gibbs (ed) Transdisciplinarity in Professional Learning and Practice. Springer
Maguire, Kate and Gibbs, Paul (2013) Exploring the notion of quality in quality higher education assessment in a collaborative future. Quality in higher education, 19 (1). pp. 41-55. ISSN 1353-8322
Wasty, S., Steinberg, S.,Maguire, K., Phillips, J. (2013) Ocular health interventions: alleviating poverty and promoting gender balance. Humanities and Social Sciences Review, 2 (3). pp. 163-168. ISSN 2165-6258
Gibbs, P. & Maguire, K. (2012) ‘What is in a recommendation? A perspective from work based learning doctorates’ in Research on Post Compulsory Education Issue 17 Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group) 1359-6748 (Print), 1747-5112 (Online) http://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch?stemming=yes&searchText=journal+of+Research+in+post+compulsory+education
Gibbs, P. & Maguire, K. (2011) ‘The metaphor of therapy and its use in the learning of a workplace identity’ in Journal of Vocational and Educational Training 63:4, 619- 628 Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group) ISSN 1363-6820 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2011.600834