Meet our Scholars
We are proud to have a growing membership of Scholars across the world. They are making a significant contribution to the advancement of psychoanalytical thinking. We are grateful for their work and engagement.
Prof Sally Alexander
Prof Caroline Bainbridge
Caroline is Professor of Culture and Psychoanalysis in the School of Arts at Roehampton University. She has written widely on psychoanalysis and popular culture, and co-edits a book series on this theme. As an author and editor her books include The Cinema of Lars von Trier, A Feminine Cinematics, Television and Psychoanalysis, and Media and the Inner World amongst others. She is a Founding Scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council and editor of the film section for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She also practices as a coach and an organisational consultant. Outside work she cheers on Liverpool FC through their highs and lows, and makes the most of living close to a beach with an art installation called Another Place. This conjuncture of art on the border between land and sea fuels the imagination and soothes the soul.
Dr Joanne Brown
Dr Marilyn Charles
Dr Lita Crociani-Windland
Lita Crociani-Windland is senior lecturer in Sociology and leader of Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England. She is co-chair of the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society and executive committee member for the Association for Psychosocial Studies. Her research interests concern affective dynamics, continental philosophy, Group Relations tradition and experiential learning, social pedagogy and disability.
Dr Karen Cross
I research digital visual cultures and the impact of social media on conceptions of the self and wider society. I have authored works on themes ranging from play in children’s animation to citizen witnessing and the shifting aesthetics of visual media expertise. I also research new conceptions of community in digital culture and the impacts of ‘the networked society’ on citizen town planning processes. Further information about my current projects and a list of my publications can be found on my institutional homepage.
Prof Armand D'Angour
Researcher in various aspects of ancient culture, author of The Greeks and the New (2011) and Socrates in Love (2019).
Dr Zack Eleftheriadou
Dr Zack Eleftheriadou MSc MA, Dip NCFED, is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (HCPC reg). She has trained as an adult, child and parent-infant psychotherapist (UKCP). She provides training and has published in the following areas: developmental issues/trauma, cross-cultural work; including the text ‘Psychotherapy and Culture’. She is an infant observation tutor at IATE (UK) and Course Director for the CONFER Psychopathology Diploma. She provides psychotherapy and supervision, is part of the UKCP Child Faculty subcommittee, ‘Infant-parent psychotherapy’, a member of The Bowlby Centre and a visiting external examiner for Doctoral theses.
Prof Lynn Froggett
I moved to my current academic post after a career in social work practice and management and social policy, but as a researcher gradually reverted to earlier interests in applied arts and humanities. Over the last twenty years I have led a succession of research programmes concerned with the ‘uses’ of art and the nature of aesthetic experience in settings as diverse as health, social care, criminal justice, education communities and museums. More recently, in ‘Curating Third Space’ I have worked woth colleagues in Australia and Singapore on the nature of the knowledge that emerges ‘in-between’ art, science and technology. At UCLan I am co-Director of the trans-disciplinary Lancashire Institute for Citizenship, Society and Change. I am also Chair of the UK Association for Psychosocial Studies – a field I have worked to develop and promote for many years.
Dr Wayne Full
Dr Wayne Full is member of the BPC Task Group on Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD). He is also a Research Fellow at the BACP and has recently completed his PhD exploring how psychoanalytic psychotherapists working today understand and think about same-sex sexual orientation both theoretically and clinically. Previously he has taught psychoanalytic theory at the Anna Freud Centre and co-ordinated the BPF’s Psychotherapy Today course. He is committed to promoting the importance of research and evidence in enhancing the scientific standing of psychotherapy, shaping therapeutic practice, influencing policy and informing interdisciplinary debate.
Dr Noreen Giffney
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 critical theory. She is particularly interested in the emotional and psychical use we make of cultural objects and experiences (film, art, literature, music); the writings of Wilfred Bion; and the clinical impact of psychosocial factors on the transference-countertransference dynamic. Noreen is the Director of ‘Psychoanalysis +’, an international, interdisciplinary initiative that brings together clinical, academic and artistic approaches to, and applications of, psychoanalysis. She is a Lecturer in Counselling at Ulster University in Belfast in Northern Ireland. She is a member of the Editorial Team for the BPC’s ‘New Associations’ magazine.
Dr Emilia Halton-Hernandez
I am a Lecturer in the Department of Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Studies. I am deeply interested in what psychoanalysis can tell us about the development of the self in early childhood, and my research has been particularly grounded in thinkers such as Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion, D.W Winnicott and Marion Milner.
I completed my PhD at the University of Sussex on the work of British psychoanalyst, artist and autobiographer Marion Milner. My research traces Milner’s unique exploration of how acts of drawing and writing can give insight into preverbal, infantile states of mind and proposes that Milner is a thinker to whom we can turn to explore (and interrogate) the therapeutic potentialities of autobiographical and creative self-expression.
I am broadly interested in the field of health/medical humanities and how psychoanalysis can contribute to this field.
Dr Ambrose Hogan FCCT VR
Ambrose Hogan is interested in Jungian and post-Jungian approaches to psychoanalysis, and the application of these ideas and experiential clinical knowledge to teaching and learning in mainstream settings. His work draws on professional experiences as a teacher in secondary and higher education and both personal and didactic analysis. He is also interested in how performance can be used to create understanding and broaden access to this knowledge.
Dr Kurt Jacobsen
Dr Joanna Kellond
My current research explores the relationship between theories of subjectivity and Critical Theory. I am interested in how understandings of subjectivity shape both social policy and critical theories of emancipation, with a particular focus on ideas about child development, gender, intersectionality and care. This research will be published in a monograph I am currently completing for the Palgrave Macmillan series, Studies in the Psychosocial, titled Donald Winnicott and the Politics of Care (due in September 2021).
More broadly, my research interests include psychoanalytic theory and praxis; psychoanalysis and social justice; the politics of mental health; Critical Theory; feminist theory; gender studies; cultural studies; the politics of reproduction and care. Much of my research to date has taken place at the intersections of these preoccupations, culminating in several articles that address these themes.
Prof Vicky Lebeau
Vicky Lebeau is Professor of English at the University of Sussex and a trainee member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation. She is completing a monograph on ‘Feeling Poor: Psychoanalysis and Class’ and a book-length project on ‘Fanon’s Freud’.
Dr Kevin Lu
Kevin Lu, BA (Hons) (University of Toronto); MA (Heythrop College, University of London); PhD (University of Essex), is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies and a member of Adjunct Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Kevin’s publications include articles and chapters on Jung’s relationship to the discipline of history, Arnold J. Toynbee’s use of analytical psychology, critical assessments of the theory of cultural complexes, sibling relationships in the Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora, racial hybridity, and Jungian perspectives on graphic novels and their adaptation to film.
Prof James Martin
Prof Joanne Morra
Dr Joanne Morra is Professor of Art and at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She is the co-founder of The Doctoral Platform at CSM and is Founding Principal Editor of Journal of Visual Culture.
Joanne has published widely on contemporary art, autobiography, gender, feminism and psychoanalysis; and has edited many volumes on visual culture and critical theory.
Her most recent book is ‘Inside the Freud Museums: History, Memory and Site-Responsive Art’ (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2018).
Recent articles include:
‘You, Me, We: Encountering Art, Autobiography and ‘Potential Space’ in the Present’, in ‘View: Theories and Practices of Visual Culture’ (2019)
‘Being in Analysis: On the Intimate Art of Transference’, in ‘Intimacy Unguarded: how the personal becomes material’, co-ed. with Emma Talbot, ‘Journal of Visual Art Practice’ (2017)
‘On Use: Art Education and Psychoanalysis’, in ’50 Years of Art and Objecthood: History, Impact, Critique’, co-ed. with Alison Green, ‘Journal of Visual Culture’ (2017)
Prof Dany Nobus
Dany Nobus is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London and former Chair and Fellow of the Freud Museum London. He has published numerous books and papers on the history, theory and practice of psychoanalysis, most recently “The Law of Desire: On Lacan’s ‘Kant with Sade’” (Palgrave 2017) and “Thresholds and Pathways Between Jung and Lacan: On the Blazing Sublime” (edited with Ann Casement and Phil Goss) (Routledge 2020). In 2017, he was the recipient of the Sarton Medal of the University of Ghent (Belgium) for his outstanding contributions to the history of psychoanalysis.
Dr Michael O'Loughlin
I teach in Adelphi’s Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, and in our psychoanalytic training program. I write about childhood subjectivity, intergenerational trauma, melancholic residues of colonization, psychosocial and psychoanalytic approaches to psychosis, and migration and refugee issues. I run the Adelphi Asylum Project, and I am co-editor of the academic journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. I edit a psychoanalytic book series called Psychoanalytic Studies in Clinical, Social and Cultural Contexts, and I co-edit an interdisciplinary book series called Critical Childhood and Youth Studies, both published by Rowman and Littlefield in the U.S. My next book will be on cultural ruptures emanating form Ireland’s Great Hunger, I am in private practice on Long Island, N.Y.
My website is: http://michaeloloughlinphd.com/
Dr Agnieszka Piotrowska
Agnieszka Piotrowska is an award winning filmmaker, a theorist and an academic. She is best known for her acclaimed documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower (2009) screened globally in 60 countries. She has worked extensively in Zimbabwe producing films in creative partnerships with artists there. She has also been making video essays. Piotrowska has written extensively on psychoanalysis and cinema and is the author of the monographs Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2014) Black and White: cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe (2017) and The Nasty Woman and neo femme fatale in contemporary cinema (2019). She has edited 4 books on psychoanalysis and cinema. Her latest book is Creative Practice Research in the Age of neo Liberal Hopelessness (EUP, 2020). She is an Executive Professor of International Engagement and Practice Research at Gdansk University, Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes.
Dr Hannah Proctor
Hannah Proctor is a research fellow at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She is interested in politicised theories of psychic life, in Freudo-Marxism and in the ways in which clinical practices have been shaped by specific historical circumstances. Her monograph Psychologies in Revolution: Alexander Luria’s ‘Romantic Science’ and Soviet Social History was published as part of the Palgrave Macmillan series Mental Health in Historical Perspective in 2020. She is part of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy and reviews/web/social media editor of History of the Human Sciences.
Prof Lyndal Roper
I’m a historian of sixteenth-century Germany and have written a biography of Luther which draws on psychoanalytic ideas (Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet, 2016). Recently I published Living I was your Plague (2021) which explores Luther and Dreams, his masculinity, his anti-Semitism – and contemporary Luther kitsch.
Prof Sasha Roseneil MInstGA PFHEA FAcSS
I am an interdisciplinary social scientist and group analyst. First trained in sociology, then involved in developing the fields of gender studies, and more recently, psychosocial studies, my research is concerned with how gender, sexuality, subjectivity and intimate life are changing, with citizenship and belonging, and with the role that social movements and collective action play in bringing about social, cultural and political change. I am also interested in how and why gender, sexuality, subjectivity and intimate life don’t change – with individual and collective resistance to change, and how we so often unconsciously resist change and sabotage what might be good and fruitful in our lives.
Dr Alistair Ross
Alistair Ross has a long-standing interest in the engagement between psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, religion and spirituality. He is currently supervising PhD’s covering: Freud’s family the early history of British psychoanalysis; Lacan and Dreams; and Psychoanalysis and Tibetan Buddhism.
Chris Scanlon has expertise in psychosocial practices in working with socially excluded people with complex emotional, relational and behavioural and severe mental health problems.
His main professional and academic interests are in relational psychotherapy, group-analysis, group-relations, Therapeutic Community practice, ‘Communities of Practice’, systems-psychodynamic organisational consultancy and Reflective Practice Team Development (RPTD).
His academic research and published work aims to be ‘experience-near’ and ‘practitioner focussed’, utilising a range of psycho-social methodologies to raise awareness and effect change in the field.
Dr Lucinda Stroud
I recently gained my PhD from the University of Aberdeen, where my research focused on analysing Real Life magazines through a psychosocial lens. The project drew on my extensive experience as a journalist working on various national titles in the tabloid and Real Life magazine genres. My research highlights the distinctive neoliberal agenda that operates through the production and consumption of Real Life magazines, examining their emotional and psychosocial impact on both readers and the broader media environment. I am especially interested in themes of socio-economic and political loss, and I take a psychosocial approach to explore the psychical implications of the genre and its inscription in a particularly classed and gendered form of melancholia. I am currently developing publications on these themes, while also shaping a new research project on mediated images of loss during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Paul Sutton
Dr. Paul Sutton is an independent film scholar who has taught Film Studies in UK higher education for over 25 years. His research covers psychoanalytic and film theory as well as Italian and French cinema and critical theory. He has published articles in journals such as Screen, French Studies and the Journal for Cultural Research. He is currently writing a book on film spectatorship, Afterwardsness in Film, and has recently published work on television as a form of palliative care, and an assessment of the films of the Italian experimental filmmaker Ugo Nespolo.
Prof Barbara Taylor
Dr Brent Thompson
Research interests primarily in Narcissism and Subjective Experience of Time.
Ilonka Venier Alexander
Child and adolescent mental health. Author of three psychoanalytic history books.
Prof Neil Vickers
I am especially interested in the implications of the psychoanalytic theory of the mind to understand how people experience illness both in themselves and in others. I have published papers on illness narrative as a genre, the contribution of the body to selfhood in development, and most recently on the application of Winnicott’s ideas on ‘holding’ to serious physical illness. I am also an expert on Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Dr Angie Voela
Angie Voela is a Reader in Social Sciences, University of East London. She is the co-editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society and the author of Psychoanalysis, Philosophy, and Myth in Contemporary Culture: After Oedipus (2017). She has published widely on gender, feminism and philosophy, psychoanalysis and philosophy; space and politics, individual and society.