Dr Michael Maier

Dr Michael Maier

Consultant psychiatrist

Conditions treated

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • BSc (Chem)
  • PhD
  • FRCPsych
  • FAcadMEd
  • FRSA

Professional experience

Dr Michael Maier is a senior consultant having worked in the NHS for over 30 years. His clinical work has been acknowledged by the award of a National Clinical Excellence Award. He now divides his time between the NHS and private practice. 

Dr Maier’s service in the NHS was previously accredited as ‘excellent’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists through their Accreditation of In-patient Mental Health Services (AIMS). He is a general adult psychiatrist able to treat a range of disorders affecting those from 18 years to older age.  

From 2007 to 2017, Dr Maier had the privilege of being appointed, by Health Education England, to be the first Head of the London School of Psychiatry, in charge of the delivery and quality of training for the 1000 trainee psychiatrists in London. He has also held several roles within his trust as Director of Medical Education and Director of Psychiatric Training and has dedicated considerable time to ensuring that the doctors being trained are safe, knowledgeable, competent and compassionate. 

Dr Michael Maier recently joined Nightingale Hospital as a visiting consultant, in addition to his work in the NHS at West London NHS Trust. 

In 1992 Dr Maier obtained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists through examination and was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2007. He was elected a fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators in 2010 in recognition of his sustained contribution to medical education and training. 

From 2016 to 2018, Dr Maier was the President of the psychiatry section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and was subsequently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

Personal statement

Dr Michael Maier brings considerable experience, up-to-date knowledge and a compassionate and professional attitude to treating patients. He regularly receives positive feedback from patients and their families for the care that his team and he provide, and the recovery they help their patients to achieve. 

Additional information about research, publications and interests

  • Dr Maier has held numerous research grants and has contributed to research throughout his career in medicine. His main areas of research have been in the neuroimaging and neuropathology of severe mental illness and he has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Throughout his career as a consultant, he has contributed a significant amount of his time to teaching and training the next generation of doctors and psychiatrists.