Members

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Candida Yates is Professor of Culture and Communication at Bournemouth University; she applies a psychosocial approach to culture, politics and society and has published widely in that field. She works with academics, clinicians, creatives and cultural organisations to create new understandings of emotion and affect in the public sphere. At...
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Dr Deborah L. S. Wright, is a BPC registrant, a Psychotherapist in private practice and an Academic, Lecturer, and the Programme Director of the Clinical Professional Doctorate Programs, in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at The University of Essex, as well as an Artist, Printmaker, and Illustrator. Her...
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Dr Jane Woodend MSc BACP (Accred): I am co-director of Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and undertake counselling, supervisory and mentoring roles for a wide range of people and organisations. I qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) in 2000 and have been...
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Roger Willoughby is an independent psychoanalytic scholar currently writing on the development of psychoanalysis in Britain, the works of Esther Bick and Jonathan Hanaghan, and the links between religion and violence. With degrees in philosophy, child psychology, and clinical psychology, he also holds doctorates in psychoanalytic studies from the Universities...
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Studied Modern History at Magdalen College Oxford; Sociology at the LSE; and Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham University. Lectured at Enfield College of Technology/Middlesex University. Current focus: 'psychosocietal within eco-geopolitical studies in general and biographic-narrative (BNIM) interviewing in particular. Favourite thinkers: Gramsci and Ogden. Currently writing update of 2001 textbook.
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I am a Lecturer in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, as well as co-director, alongside Dr Jordan Osserman, of the BA in Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Studies. I teach and write about psychoanalysis, colonialism, 'race' and racism. I have published articles and chapters on Frantz Fanon, Octave...
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I am a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Hampshire but I have a longstanding interest in research completing an M.Phil in 2017 at Southampton University exploring the impact of Huntingtons Disease on couple relationships. Currently I act as an advisor to a qualitative research project exploring the experiences...
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Lizaveta is an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, and a Research Officer in the FREEPSY Project at the University of Essex.
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I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a retired academic from the Faculty of Education, U of Cambridge.
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Jem was one of the founders of the Association of Psychosocial Studies. Formerly a sociologist at the University of the West of England and Pro-VC. Now, and for some time, a psychotherapist and member of Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and the College of Psychoanalysts. Occasionally teaching...
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Dr. Stroud’s PhD research at the University of Aberdeen focused on analysing Real Life magazines through a psychosocial lens, drawing on her extensive experience as a journalist working on national newspapers and Real Life magazines. Her research highlights the neoliberal agenda embedded in the production and consumption of these magazines,...
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I am currently a third-year student studying Psychosocial studies at Birkbeck
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Dr Christopher Scanlon (DPhil) independent psycho-socialist Researcher/Consultant, Consultant Adult and Forensic Psychotherapist, Training Group Analyst (Institute of Group Analysis (UK) and the Irish Group Analytic Society), professional associate Tavistock Institute for Human Relations, associate lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at the Tavistock Clinic and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education...
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Sophie Savage is an Associate Lecturer in Sociology working at the University of the West of England. Sophie is a disabled academic, and psycho-social researcher with an interest in Disability Rights, Post Humanism and Autoethnography.
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After a brief early career as a clinical psychologist in the British National Health Service, Barry was an academic at the University of East London, and then at Bournemouth University, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Political Psychology. Amongst his books are Disciplines of Delight: the Psychoanalysis of Popular...
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Matthew Rich-Tolsma is a South African and Dutch organisational consultant, mediator, and teacher. He works with senior leaders and boards in a wide range of global organisations, in addition to strategy consulting this work has often entailed team building and adaptations of reflective practice. Matthew is also involved in leading...
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Peter Redman has worked in the Sociology Department at the Open University for over 25 years. He has a background in cultural studies and is a former editor of 'Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society' and the Palgrave 'Studies in the Psychosocial' series.
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I am a professor at the Department of Caring and Ethics at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Stavanger, Norway, and leads the research group “Professional Relations in Welfare Professions”. Through a psycho-social perspective, I have a special interest in the emotional, existential, relational, and ethical aspects...
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A relational psychotherapist, working towards developing quality care in the mental health field. Passionate about community care engagement and mental health advocacy. My therapeutic style integrates psychodynamic therapy, relational approaches and narrative practices. I adopt multi-disciplinary working with stakeholders, including children and young people from 13-25 years of age, families,...
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I am a lecturer and a Programme Director in counselling & psychotherapy at the Psychosocial Department, Birkbeck University of London, and an associate senior lecturer in language and intercultural education at King’s College London. I am also a doctoral researcher at the Open University where I am about to complete...
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I run community arts projects aimed at helping people explore their creativity and identity as artists.
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Jim Parris has successfully worked for many years in the world of music and has also collaborated in spoken word, dance, theatre and outdoor arts. In 2021 Jim was awarded a Ph D from the School of Social Work, Community and Care at the University of Central Lancashire for his...
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Tosin Tunrayo Olonisakin is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Studies at Ekiti State University, Nigeria. She has Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in psychology. She is currently an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences, Hamburg...
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I am course director of the MPhil in Psychoanalytic Studies and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. I have trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical psychologist. I have previously held the role of course director of the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Trinity College Dublin, in...
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Dr Lindsey Nicholls has recently retired from full time work at the University of Essex. She has worked at universities and clinical departments in London, UK and Cape Town, South Africa. Her doctoral work explored a psychoanalytic understanding of care through the lived experiences of occupational therapists and their clients....
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My private practice has been running for 17 years, where I see patients primarily for long term therapy, offering psychoanalytic therapy incorporating contemporary concepts of being and identity, emerging out of Freudian theories. My focus is interconnected between the intra and inter-psychic agencies that are at play within the intimate,...
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Holistic psychologist & doctor M.B.B.S., M.A.Psychology, CBT, NLP practitioner, Hypnotherapist & currently doing my own research in neurosciences. About my practice. I am a firm believer of the mind and have a holistic approach to healing the mind and body.
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Chris Mowles is Professor of Complexity and Management and Director of the Doctor of Management programme at the University of Hertfordshire.
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I am a counselling psychologist working in the NHS. My background in therapeutic community work oriented me towards attending to the role of power in psychological therapy practice. This, and my involvement in service user led initiatives, motivated me to research user involvement in NHS mental health services, using psychosocial...
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My name is Durga Menon. I am an indian psychodynamic psychotherapist new to the field of mental health. I have worked and trained in other sub-fields of psychology before beginning my career as a psychotherapist, and have graduated with a Masters' of Science in Psychology in India. Apart from my...
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I was born and raised in Ireland of mixed Irish and continental European parentage from different religions. Following training in general nursing, marriage and raising a family, a change of direction in mid-life led me to enter the field of mental health, training first as a mental health nurse in...
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Julian Manley's research is focussed on the use of advanced psychosocial group methods such as social dreaming, theorised from a Deleuzian perspective and applied to situations of social and affective complexity such as climate change and community wealth building.
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Currently studying Psychology as an undergraduate. Mostly interested in Occupational Psychology and social studies involving inequality in society.
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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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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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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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COSCA qualified relational psychodynamic psychotherapist and qualitative researcher at the University of Edinburgh.
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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Group Analyst Group Supervisor Sociology and Theology Visual Artist
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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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I'm a relational psychodynamic psychotherapist (regd. MBACP) and a qualitative researcher based in Edinburgh, UK.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.