Dr Maria Castro
Department of Professional Psychology , School of Psychology
Maria Castro Romero has been a Senior Lecturer and Academic Tutor in the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London for the past eight years, mainly teaching on the narrative framework and supervising narrative research. Before coming to UEL, she worked within community and narrative approaches as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in NHS Mental Health for Older People Services.
Activities and responsibilities
- Management of Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme modules.
- Lecturing across the three years of the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme.
- Academic Tutor for all Year 1 trainees on the Programme.
- Personal Tutor for trainees across the three years of the Programme.
- Director of Studies for trainees at different stages of the Programme.
- Lead in co-production with people who access/have accessed mental health services and carers (former Programme Service user and Carer Subcommittee, renamed People’s Committee).
- Promotion of international links and knowledge exchange.
- Research, writing and publication, and administrative tasks.
Other scholarly activities as a member of:
- British Psychological Society's Faculty Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology Involvement subgroup and the subgroup coordinating efforts towards international placements.
- Community Psychology.
- Liberation Psychology: The English language Liberation Psychology Network.
- National Institute in Health Research expert referee.
- The Centre for Narrative Research.
- The Dulwich Centre Narrative Connections.
- The International Scientific Committee organising the NeuroRehabana event (which takes place biannually in Havana, Cuba).
- The Freire Project: Critical Cultural Community, Youth, and Media Activism.
- The Cuba Research Forum.
- Wards Corner Coalition and the Pueblito Paisa Association, promoting the rights of the local Latin American community.