Dr Kate Maguire


Dr Kate Maguire
NameDr Kate Maguire
Job titleProfessor of Transdisciplinary Practice & Research
Research institute
Primary appointmentBusiness School Research
Email addressK.Maguire@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8499-4051
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I have the pleasure of being Professor of Transdisciplinary Practice and Futures in the Faculty of Business and Law at Middlesex University London where, alongside my colleagues, I am engaged in working closely with experienced professional practitioner candidates on two transdisciplinary doctoral research degree programmes. We all work together, professionals and academics in dialogue, co creating and designing research that will widen the horizon of possibilities in rapidly changing complex environments. The benefits of this approach enhance individual practice and agency for all of us and ensures that what we do together is far more than what we can do if we are separated by sector classifications and hierarchies of knowledge. I am not a career academic but have visited academia many times.  I came into full time academia twelve years ago and found myself championing closer relationships between academia and professional practitioners.  We all bring variety to our encounters and mine include Middle East anthropology,  advising government and NGOs on conflict and refugees; trauma psychology working with MSF ( Doctors without Borders) setting up the first unit for the treatment of survivors of torture in the NHS and founder and director of a large counselling and psychotherapy not for profit in West London.  I also write on a range of issues from transdisciplinarity aligned to anthropology, to challenges in higher education, to psychological fiction. I am motivated in my writings by our striving for more equitable futures through imagination, openness to each other and to the infinite nature of possibilities.  

Teaching

We have two practitioner doctoral programmes: a 4/5 year one for primary research and a 2 year programme for high achieving professionals with significant and influential outputs in their portfolios looking to enhance their leadership  through engagement with academia. I participate in facilitating workshops on TD and Complexity topics for different cohorts on both our research programmes. I also supervise a wonderful range of professional practitioners including 2 Global CEOs,  2 Executive Coaches, 2 professionals in arts and creative industries, 1 international organisational development  consultant, 1 psychologist who is an organisational  complexity consultant, 2 founders of important social bodies . I work with colleagues to design and deliver supervision training programmes at university and programme level   

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

External activities

Research outputs

Transdisciplinary practice: being, doing, knowing

Adams, D. and Maguire, K. 2023. Transdisciplinary practice: being, doing, knowing. in: Lawrence, R. (ed.) Handbook of Transdisciplinarity: Global Perspectives Cheltenham, UK Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 145–158

Trusting in higher education: an anthropological perspective

Maguire, K. 2022. Trusting in higher education: an anthropological perspective. in: Gibbs, P. and Maassen, P. (ed.) Trusting in Higher Education: A multifaceted discussion of trust in and for higher education in Norway and the United Kingdom Switzerland Springer.

Narrative enquiry

Maguire, K. and Scott-Baumann, A. 2019. Narrative enquiry. in: Özbilgin, M., Bartels-Ellis, F. and Gibbs, P. (ed.) Global Diversity Management: A Fusion of Ideas, Stories and Practice Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 41-53

Transdisciplinarity: towards an epistemology of what matters

Maguire, K. 2018. Transdisciplinarity: towards an epistemology of what matters. in: Fam, D., Neuhauser, L. and Gibbs, P. (ed.) Transdisciplinary theory practice and education: the art of collaborative research and collective learning Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 103-115

Transdisciplinarity as a global anthropology of learning

Maguire, K. 2017. Transdisciplinarity as a global anthropology of learning. in: Gibbs, P. (ed.) Transdisciplinary higher education: a theoretical basis revealed in practice Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 163-178

The professional and personal values and their revelation through professional doctorates

Gibbs, P. and Maguire, K. 2016. The professional and personal values and their revelation through professional doctorates. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 6 (3), pp. 237-248. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-02-2016-0010

Critical autobiography in the professional doctorate: improving students’ writing through the device of literature

Eastman, C. and Maguire, K. 2016. Critical autobiography in the professional doctorate: improving students’ writing through the device of literature. Studies in Continuing Education. 38 (3), pp. 355-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/0158037X.2016.1180510

Margaret Mead: contributions to contemporary education

Maguire, K. 2015. Margaret Mead: contributions to contemporary education. Netherlands Springer Netherlands.

Transdisciplinarity as translation

Maguire, K. 2015. Transdisciplinarity as translation. in: Gibbs, P. (ed.) Transdisciplinary Professional Learning and Practice Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 165-177

What would Stradivari have to have done to receive a DProf by Public Works?

Maguire, K. and Adams, D. 2014. What would Stradivari have to have done to receive a DProf by Public Works? 4th International Conference on Professional Doctorates. Cardiff, UK 10 - 11 Apr 2014 Unpublished.

The critical autobiography and the professional doctorate

Eastman, C. and Maguire, K. 2014. The critical autobiography and the professional doctorate. Before, Beside and After (Beyond) the Biographical Narrative. Magdeburg, Germany 06 - 09 Mar 2014

Exploring the notion of quality in quality higher education assessment in a collaborative future

Maguire, K. and Gibbs, P. 2013. Exploring the notion of quality in quality higher education assessment in a collaborative future. Quality in Higher Education. 19 (1), pp. 41-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/13538322.2013.774220

Ocular health interventions: alleviating poverty and promoting gender balance

Wasty, S., Steinberg, S., Maguire, K. and Phillips, J. 2013. Ocular health interventions: alleviating poverty and promoting gender balance. Humanities and Social Sciences Review. 2 (3), pp. 163-168.

The tortured patient: an ethical dilemma project

Maguire, K. 2011. The tortured patient: an ethical dilemma project. Asian Bioethics Review. 3 (3), pp. 255-260. https://doi.org/10.1353/asb.2011.0033

Prostituting pain.

Maguire, K. 2011. Prostituting pain. in: Wemyss-Gorman, P. (ed.) Pain, suffering and healing: insights and understanding. Radcliffe Publishing.

The metaphor of therapy and its use in the learning of a workplace identity

Maguire, K. and Gibbs, P. 2011. The metaphor of therapy and its use in the learning of a workplace identity. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 63 (4), pp. 619-628. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2011.600834

SRA final report: evaluation: work based learning scheme pilot: cohort 1: 2008-2010

Maguire, K., Costley, C. and Scott Hunt, S. 2010. SRA final report: evaluation: work based learning scheme pilot: cohort 1: 2008-2010. Institute for Work Based Learning Middlesex University.

Working with survivors of torture and extreme experiences.

Maguire, K. 2001. Working with survivors of torture and extreme experiences. in: King-Spooner, S. and Newnes, C. (ed.) Spirituality and psychotherapy. PCCS Books.
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