|Position in department||Undergraduate Director; Progress Officer; Academic Offences Officer; Director, Centre for Myth Studies; Principal Investigator, 'One world: logical and ethical implications of holism' (AHRC-funded project)
|Office hours||By appointment; please email
- Historical, philosophical, religious and cultural contexts of the work of C. G. Jung;
- Depth psychology (especially Jungian psychology), religion and modernity;
- Analytical psychology and society;
|Publications||Link to publications for Roderick Main
I am currently supervising the following PhD students:
- Luis Moris, 'Post-mortal phenomena, C. G. Jung, and his psychology'
- John Boyle, 'An investigation into the influence of western esoteric traditions upon psychoanalytic theories of mind'
- Orsolya Lukacs, 'A study on the historical and theoretical connection between Jung and Einstein' (co-supervised with Dr Kevin Lu)
- Mark Saban, 'The dialectical psyche: opposites and their tensions within Jung's psychology' (co-supervised with Dr Matt ffytche)
- Huseyin Firat, 'The Jungian process of individuation in Sufism'
- Xiao You, 'Archetype and archetypal image in Chinese myths and legends'
- Henriette Heide-Jorgensen, 'Religion and transformation'
- Valeria Cespedes, 'The Virgin Mary in Zeitoun: an investigation of the Marian apparitions'
- Steve Myers, 'Mythology for Christians: dreaming onwards the Christian myth'
I have supervised the following successful doctoral theses:
- Giovanni Colacicchi, 'Jung and ethics: a conceptual exploration' (2016, PhD)
- Patrick Schotanus, 'The archetypal market hypothesis: a complex psychology perspective on the market's mind' (2016, PhD; co-supervised with Professor Andrew Wood, Essex Business School)
- Christian McMillan, 'The "image of thought" in Jung's "Whole-Self": a critique' (co-supervised with Dr Matt ffytche) (2015, PhD)
- Christina Sjöström, 'Searches for s/Self: personal and spiritual transformation in Jung's psychology and holistic spirituality' (2015, PhD)
- Teodora Velletri, 'Mircea Eliade and C. G. Jung: a comparative study' (2015, PhD)
- Marcel van den Akker, '"To be full of things is to be empty of God": renunciation in Catholicism and analytical psychology' (2013, PhD)
- Mathew Mather, 'The alchemical Mercurius: esoteric symbol of Jung's life and works' (2013, PhD)
- David Henderson, 'Apophatic elements in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis: Pseudo-Dionysius and C. G. Jung' (2012, PhD; external supervisor for Goldsmiths College, University of London)
- Kevin Lu, 'Jung and history' (2011, PhD)
- Christine Driver, 'The Holy Mother and the shadow of death: the psychological impact of conflated shadows and Catholicism' (2009, D. An. Psych.)
- Lloyd Keane, 'Routes of wholeness: Jung and the western esoteric tree of life' (2006, PhD)
- Trudy Bendayan, 'Ecce mulier: Nietzsche and the eternal feminine—an analytical psychological perspective' (2005, PhD)
- Lucy Huskinson, 'Nietzsche and Jung: the whole self in the union of opposites' (2002, PhD; co-supervised with Professor Simon Critchley)