Staff Profiles


Mrs Maxine Fletcher

BA (Hons) CQSW Practice Teachers Award PGDip (Ethics) MSc

Head of Department - Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Maxine Fletcher

Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 488163

Email: mfletcher@brookes.ac.uk

Location: Marston Road - MR1.50

Maxine is one of four Department Heads in the Faculty of Health and Life Science.

Heads of Department provide day to day leadership and management of the Departments and oversee the implementation of the strategic aims of both the Faculty and the wider University.

Maxine is a registered Social Worker with the HCPC, and has ten years’ experience working directly with vulnerable families within a child protection context, four years as an inter-agency child protection trainer, and twelve years as a senior lecturer/principal lecturer with the Social Work programme at Brookes.

Her first degree is in Applied Social Science (Social Policy), and she has a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, a Social Work Practice Teachers Award, a PGDip in Applied Ethics, a Masters in Higher Professional Education and an ILM Award in Leadership and Management.  She is currently undertaking a PhD at Lancaster University within the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation.

At the 2016 Brookes Student Union Teaching Awards, Maxine won the Most Inspirational Lecturer category.  In September 2016, Maxine took over as the Interim Head of Department for Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, and, following a Faculty restructure, she became the Head of Department for Psychology, Health and Professional Development in August 2017.