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Helene Aarseth is Professor at Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo. She is interested in psychosocial theory, Bourdieu and Frankfurt School Theory. Her research focuses on gender, class and everyday life, with a particular emphasis on parenting and social class. She is currently involved in a research project on...
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John is a group psychotherapist and independent researcher and a founder member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies. He lives in Brixton in South London and works for the most part in the National Health Service, where he is Consultant Adult Forensic Psychotherapist at Bethlem Royal Hospital and Principal Adult...
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I am a lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck.
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Have worked in Public Health for 17 years and recently completed a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University using an ethnographic psycho-social method to understand how volunteering affects psychological wellbeing in the contexts of health inequalities.
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I'm a relational psychodynamic psychotherapist (regd. MBACP) and a qualitative researcher based in Edinburgh, UK.
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I am currently a PhD candidate in Psychology interested in exploring how young children (ages 6 - 9 years old) construct their 'racial' identity within a specific educational context in South Africa. I am using a psychosocial framework and particularly interested in narrative/discursive methods alongside psychoanalytic understanding (contemporary attachment theory)...
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Asta holds an MA in Art Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Group Analytic studies, as well as a BA and an MA in Fine Arts. She is currently studying for a PhD in Psychosocial Studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and has an interest in visual methodologies.
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Callum Blades MA, BA (hons) is an interdisciplinary lecturer and PhD researcher at Bournemouth University with a background in psychosocial studies, psychodynamics and psychoanalysis, applying to political culture, conspiracy theories and contemporary society. He works with scholars, academics, counsellors and political theorists in order to contribute further knowledge of psychosocial...
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I am a PhD researcher at the University of Central Lancashire. My study is in understanding adolescent identity through the lens of psychosocial and psychoanalytic theory. Previously working for many years as a teacher, I currently work in the mental health profession, supporting young students.
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Christina Buxton BSc, DipPsych, MA, MPhil, PGCertHE, FHEA, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, CSci, Reg MBACP I am a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the BPS, and a Chartered Scientist and currently work as programme lead at the University of Chester for the Professional Doctorate in Psychological Trauma and Counselling and Psychotherapy. I...
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I am a PhD researcher with the University of Ulster Belfast and my project is a a psychosocial analysis of cultural public landscapes and their unconscious role in conflict transformation and identity navigation in Northern Ireland.
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I am a counselling psychologist, based in Malta. I'm a senior lecturer at the University of Malta, teaching within the Psychology and Counselling departments. I'm also in private practice. Over the last few years, I have developed an interest in society, politics, and group analysis.
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Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP is a psychologist and psychoanalyst at the Austen Riggs Center; Co-Chair, Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS); and Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Affiliations include Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis; Universidad de Monterrey; Harvard Medical School. Books include: Patterns; Constructing Realities; Learning from...
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Dr Karen Ciclitira is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Professor at Middlesex University's Psychology Department. Karen's academic activities include publications in scientific and psychology journals, supervision of doctoral students, and teaching and training within both the university and private sectors. She also sees clients for therapy in Belsize Park,...
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Psychologist, Director of the Else-Frenkel-Brunswik Institute and the Centre of Excellence for Research on Right-Wing Extremism and Democracy, both at the University of Leipzig. Chair of Social Psychology and Intercultural Practice at Sigmund Freud University Berlin. Together with Elmar Brähler, he is responsible for the Leipzig Authoritarianism Studies on right-wing...
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Researching a PhD at QMUL: a non-fiction novel centred on a relative’s experiences of high-security psychiatric institutions (Broadmoor, Ashworth, Rampton) in England from 1972-2002. My work combines social histories and theoretical analysis of life in psychiatric carceral institutions and explores experiences of mental distress in the context of inter-generational trauma,...
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I am a practising relationally-oriented psychotherapist and creative supervisor with a research PhD that used auto-fiction as a means to explore contemporary life and practice. My work sits wholeheartedly within the creative-relational space that has been finding form at the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry at University of Edinburgh. I am...
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Currently, I'm a PhD student researching shame, trauma and compulsive sexual behaiour in adult men. The research is being conducted using psychosocial research methods. I'm also a psychosexual therpaist in private practice. It is this clinical experience that has lead me to my research area, but also psychosocial methods of...
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Currently a retired social worker but busy involved in writing 2 manuscripts on race and racism issues with hope of publishing the books in the near future.
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Tom Fielder is a PhD researcher in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck. His doctoral research engages Brexit and psychoanalysis to think through the subjective dimension of contemporary politics. He has published academic articles in History of the Human Sciences and the Journal of Psychosocial Studies.
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Joanna Fortune is an accredited psychotherapist specialising in the parent-child relationship. She is the author of 4 best-selling books (15-Minute Parenting 0-7 years; 8-12 years; Teenage years and Why We Play). She is the host of the 15-Minute parenting podcast. She founded the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic in Dublin...
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Lynn Froggett is Professor of Psychosocial Welfare at the University of Central Lancashire, with an academic background in both the Humanities (History and Philosophy) and Social Sciences (Sociology and Social Policy). She pursued a career in social work practice and management before joining the University of Central Lancashire in 1993....
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Stephen Frosh is Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. He has a background in academic and clinical psychology and was Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Vice Dean at the Tavistock Clinic, London, in the 1990s. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences,...
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Psychotherapist, group therapist and liberation oriented educator and researcher.
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I am a clinical neuropsychologist from India who is currently training in neuroimaging. I have a deep interest in neurorehabilitation and how group processes may be integral to recovery of functioning and wellbeing.
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Dr Noreen Giffney is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and a psychosocial theorist. She is the author of the book, ‘The Culture-Breast in Psychoanalysis: Cultural Experiences and the Clinic’ (Routledge 2021), and the author and/or editor of a number of articles and books on psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, and gender and sexuality studies....
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Adopting a discourse analytic and psychoanalytic approach to social and political analysis, my research engages broadly with theories of ideology, political economy, and democracy, seeking to delimit a field of investigation I call critical fantasy studies. I am especially interested in the role fantasy can play in helping us understand...
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I am Professor of Health Humanities and Psychosocial Studies at the University of Stavanger in Norway. I have a humanities background and hold a PhD in Cultural Studies (University of Leeds, 2006). In broad terms, my research is characterized by interdisciplinary engagement across the humanities, social sciences, health sciences and...
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With a PhD in social sciences, as well as practical experience as a qualified social worker, I enjoyed an academic career until my retirement in 2021. Focusing primarily on the organization, management and delivery of services to children and their families, I have researched and published my work over three...
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I'm a PhD researcher in Psychoanalysis and Culture at Ulster University, School of Communication and Media. My PhD project aims at understanding cinema and television spectatorship based on relational psychoanalytic concepts with a special focus on repetitive spectatorship and the experience of being moved in our moving image experiences.
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Ambrose Hogan works part-time in teacher education, balancing academic responsibilities with childcare, other public service duties, and research into how psychoanalytic thinking can assist us understand day-to-day teaching. He is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytic Council, and is also engaged in performance practice.
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Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Open University, was involved in the founding of Psycho-social Studies, with particular emphasis on the use of psychoanalysis as an epistemology and ontology. In this perspective she has researched and written about gender subjectivity, dynamics of identity change (notably first-time mothers) and depth-hermeneutic qualitative...
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Shona is Reader and Research Degrees Director in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University. She is a member of the Centre for Race Education and Decoloniality and the founder of WhiteSpaces. Her scholarship covers welfare politics and governance, state practices, identities and the broader material-cultural-affective politics through...
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Rebecca Hutten is an independent researcher and Associate Lecturer, in Psychology and Social Sciences, at The Open University. She trained as a social anthropologist and worked as a policy analyst in Central Government before joining the University of Sheffield as Research Fellow in applied psychological therapies to work on the...
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Luis Jimenez, MD, MSc. DipPsy, PhD Research Director/ Senior Lecturer/ UEL/School of Psychology/ BSc[Hons] counselling Executive Board/ Association of Psychosocial Studies UK Editorial Board/ Journal of Psychosocial Studies International Erich Fromm Society British Sociological Association British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences/ The Open University
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Member of the executive committee of the Association for Psychosocial Studies and Associate Professor in Communications, St Mary's University.
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I'm a relational psychodynamic psychotherapist (regd. MBACP) and a qualitative researcher based in Edinburgh, UK.
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Jacinta Kent is a Group analyst in Training, Trauma-Informed Therapist and Intersectional Practice Consultant, with experience of working in the NHS, private practice, and third sector. She specialises in working with survivors of trauma and psychosocial activism. She is an associate member of the Institute of Group Analysis and registered...
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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Group Analyst Group Supervisor Sociology and Theology Visual Artist
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COSCA qualified relational psychodynamic psychotherapist and qualitative researcher at the University of Edinburgh.
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Jane is a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and the director of two counselling and psychotherapy centres in Colchester and Ipswich. She has managed health services for more than 23 years and been practicing for over 20 years in a variety of healthcare and mental health settings. She is interested in...
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Dr. Martin Lüdemann holds an MA in Organisational Analysis from the University of East London and is a graduate of the Psychology Diploma Programme (industrial and organizational psychology) of the University of Darmstadt, Germany. He has been working as a psychologist and supervisor for 30 years. He consults, supports and...
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I am a staff tutor in the school of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University and studying for a PhD at the University of the West of England (UWE). My research interest is currently in the psychological and emotional impacts of the climate and ecological crisis. I am also...
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Currently studying Psychology as an undergraduate. Mostly interested in Occupational Psychology and social studies involving inequality in society.