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Dr Chris Mace

The University is sad to announce the death of Dr Chris Mace, an associate professor in the department of Psychology at the University who died in November 2010 after a short illness.

Dr Chris Mace was a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and was Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for four years. He also had many close links with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In 1999, Dr Mace edited and published with Routledge a book called Heart and Soul: The therapeutic face of philosophy. University counsellor, Richard Worsley, said: "Chris had a unique ability and scholarship to convey the links between therapy and philosophy. Some while ago, Chris ran the Certificate in Psychotherapy. A neighbour of mine, Fred, decided to do the year’s qualification. Fred was at that point ninety years old. Chris was the heart and soul of kindness to a gifted old man."

The BACP said of Dr Mace: "Through his capacity to build relationships, foster alliances across numerous strategically important associations and contribute to the evidence base of psychotherapy he worked tirelessly to enhance counselling and psychotherapy services throughout the UK."