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Dr Maike Klein

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Maike Klein

Faculty Of Health And Medicine




Maike Klein is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Lancaster University, and a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist as well as BACP accredited Systemic Therapist.


She has worked in a range of clinical settings, including statutory and non-statutory mental health and addiction services, both nationally as well as internationally. Additionally, Maike is Director of Reason – a charity which supports people with mental health and addiction issues.


Maike joined Lancaster University in March 2023, at which she teaches on the Doctorate for Clinical Psychology programme. Additionally, she sits on the Faculty for Health and Medicine Research Ethics Committee (FHMREC). Prior to joining Lancaster, Maike was a Lecturer in Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of Bath. Her research interests lie in health and addiction psychology, with a particular focus on addiction recovery. As a research advisory board member of the Recovery Outcomes Institute (ROI), she is collaborating on international, multi-agency and multi-funded research around developing ways in which drug treatment services record and report recovery outcome data.

Research Interests

  • Addiction recovery pathways
  • Bio-psycho-social determinants of addiction/substance misuse
  • Systemic and somatic therapeutic interventions for addiction/mental health
  • The role of substance use/misuse in the performing arts industry



Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - April 2023

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK - Apr 2022

Master of Research (MRes) in Social Work, University of Bath, UK - Sep 2018

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling, East Tennessee State University, USA - May 2017

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, University of Louisville, USA - May 2014

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