About Maggie Cork and Associates Ltd.
Director: Professor Maggie Cork BA (Hons) MSc PhD C.Psychol. AFBPsS DMS DipM.
Maggie is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the BPS and of the BPS Special Interest Group in Coaching. Maggie is also visiting Professor in Psychology at the Work and Health Research Centre, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Loughborough.
Maggie has an honours degree in Psychology from Goldsmiths College; University of London, a doctorate in Psychology (stress management) awarded by the University of Nottingham, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey. She has studied systemic theories and therapy in Cardiff which has helped to inform both her clinical and organisational practice. Maggie’s research background includes the use of biofeedback in patients with neurological disorders, together with qualitative studies, critical incident review and service evaluations.
Maggie has also studied strategic change in healthcare services at INSEAD, is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the BPS and a member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. Maggie is also registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council.
Maggie has worked in healthcare since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 1986, and established her own company in 2009; Maggie Cork & Associates Ltd., providing clinical services; psychological therapy, neuropsychological assessment and neuro-rehabilitative therapy, and occupational health assessments, alongside coaching and consultancy.
Prior to this she held senior leadership roles including that of NHS Trust Chief Executive for over seven years; firstly in North Derbyshire (running a Community Trust encompassing a wide range of community, mental health and learning disability services) and then in Leicestershire (running a specialist mental health and learning disability services Trust) followed by MD and CEO roles in the specialist independent healthcare sector. The latter roles encompassed mental health and learning disability services alongside substance misuse, acquired brain injury, tier 4 CAMHS and neuro rehabilitation.
Maggie held several national roles including that of the Chair of National Mental Health Partnership, the forerunner of the NHS Confederation Mental Health Network. Maggie also held an international role as UK member of the Advisory Board of the International Initiative in Mental Health Leadership.
Maggie is Visiting Professor in Psychology at the Work and Health Research Centre (WHRC) School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Loughborough, where she lectures and supports the work of the WHRC. Her specialist area lies in Organisational Behaviour and Change.
Maggie is a Clinical Associate of KPMG and her work with them has included Board development, governance review, specialist strategic and policy advice, subject matter expertise (mental health and learning disabilities) together with advice post-merger, and support to clients undergoing competitive tendering of specialist services.
Maggie was a Director (subsequently Vice-Chair) of the Board of Trustees of Headway Derby, and a member of the Governance Committee, from the autumn of 2016 until July 2018. Maggie is a practising clinician and runs a neuro rehabilitation and psychological therapy service based in the Midlands as well as a specialist occupational health and psychological assessment service nationwide.
Occupational Health Assessments:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Fitness to Work/Practice
Psychological adaptation/adjustment to support individuals returning to work
Mental ill health discrimination cases
Assessment of disability following brain trauma
Deterioration through dementia
Neuropsychological impact of viral encephalitis
Addressing differential diagnoses (i.e. dementia versus functional condition)
Memory Clinic Services