About our Scholars network

Our Scholars network offers a professional affiliation for psychoanalytically informed academics and researchers who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of psychoanalytical thinking through the use of psychoanalytic theory in their teaching, research and writing.

Join Us

Membership is available to academics who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of psychoanalytical thinking through the use of psychoanalytic theory in their teaching, research and writing. Joining us will enable you to support the development of a unique network, aided by an online platform for sharing innovative approaches and cutting-edge thinking; encouraging cross-disciplinary practices and research; and fostering collaborative work among scholars and clinicians. If you are interested in joining our Scholars network, please contact us.

In addition, the annual affiliation fee of £75  include:

  • Subscription to New Associations, one of the leading publications in the psychotherapy world
  • Termly e-newsletter with contributions by the membership, highlighting developments in academia, events and ways to become involved
  • Dedicated annual event withdrinks reception in central London
  • Discounts to PPNow, our flagship conference and our other bespoke events
  • Opportunity to contribute to BPC committees and advisory groups and contribute to teh capaigns teh BPC are leading to prmote teh benifits of psychoanalytci thinking and theory
  • Entry onto an online list of BPC Scholars

Our Scholars network offers a professional affiliation for psychoanalytically informed academics and researchers who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of psychoanalytical thinking

The Scholars’ Newsletter

Our Scholars enewsletter is called The Scholar’s Study: The BPC Scholars Newsletter. It will be managed by the editors, Dr Theodora Thomadaki (University of Roehampton) and Dr Jacob Johanssen (St. Mary’s University).

The Scholars Study, aims to inform about publications, events, or other news in relation to the scholars and more widely to psychoanalysis beyond the clinic. We hope this space will facilitate a home and community for the Scholars where we can all share ideas, get to know each other, and learn about events, or other activities.

The newsletter will also launch a blog where scholars can write short pieces which will be included in the newsletter. The blog will be called The Scholar’s Writing Pad. The blog is a space to publish short commissioned pieces, or commentaries that you as the BPC Scholars could send to us. Please email Theodora and Jacob if you would like to be involved.

Forthcoming Events

In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our events are currently on hold. As soon as we have new dates, we will publish them online but hope to be able to repeat our very successful Scholars evening at the Freud Museum, London.

Scholars Committee

The Scholars Membership Committee comprises:

  • Prof. Brett Kahr (Chair of the Committee), Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health, Regent’s University London.
  • Prof. Caroline Bainbridge, Department of Media, Culture and Language, University of Roehampton, London.
  • Prof. Neil Vickers, Department of English, King’s College London, University of London
  • Prof. Candida Yates, Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University

Archive of our Scholars Newlstters

Scholars Newsletter 1
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The first Scholars Newsletter
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