Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Our academic staff

Academic members of staff

Manuel Batsch
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Freuds metapsychology; The connections between the theory and the practice of psychoanalysis; The writing of psychoanalytic session; Psychoanalysis and the post-structuralism; Psychodynamic approaches of depression;
Elena Della Rosa
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: She has a special interest in working with adolescents and in the application of psychoanalytic psychotherapy technique.; She wrote a professional doctorate on the use of transference interpretations in short-term psychotherapy with adolescents suffering from depression.; Conversation Analysis and its application to psychotherapy.; Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adolescents; Psychotherapeutic technique and short-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy.;
Matt Ffytche
Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: The history of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology; Psychosocial Studies and integrations of psychology with sociology; Nineteenth-century theories of the unconscious; German Romantic psychology and philosophy; Psychoanalysis and critical theory; Modernist poetry and poetics;
Susan Kegerreis
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents; Applications of Psychodynamic Thinking in non -clinical work; Organisational Dynamics; Eating Disorders; Training issues with Counsellors and Psychotherapists;
Carolyn Laubender
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Zibiah Loakthar
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Kevin Lu
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: C G Jung, analytical psychology, Jungian and Post-Jungian theory; psychoanalytic history and psychohistory, especially the application of analytical psychology to the discipline of history; oral history; historiography; transgenerational transmission of trauma; Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora; Psychology of Religion;
Roderick Main
Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: 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; Synchronicity;
Anne Moss
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Leonardo Nascimento
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: History of Psychoanalysis; Psychology and Psychological Practices Epistemology of Psychoanalysis; Psychology and Psychological Practices Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Consciousness and Philosophy of Mind;
Chris Nicholson
Head of Department - Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Issues facing looked after children, particularly trauma, transitions and leaving care; Assessment of children and adolescents; Therapeutic Communities;
Renos Papadopoulos
Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Involuntary dislocation (forced migration), trauma and refugees; Working with survivors of violence and disasters; Psychosocial humanitarian interventions; Psychosocial perspectives on Human Rights; The interface between Analytical Psychology and systems, family therapy, and culture; Epistemology of therapeutic endeavours; Academic and professional interface with Eastern Orthodox Christianity.;
Poul Rohleder
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Sexuality and Gender; Identity, mind and body; Applied psychoanalysis; Critical disability studies; Psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice; Othering and prejudice;
Mark Saban
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Andrew Samuels
Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Application of psychoanalytic thinking to politics; Comparative theoretical research in depth psychology; Political, social and cultural aspects of transference and counter-transference; The construction of masculinity; The history of Jungian psychology;
Chris Tanner
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Creating effective learning environments; Psychoanalytic perspectives on organisational dynamics; Executive coaching and consultancy practice in organisations; Leadership development-psychodynamic perspectives; Compassionate care in health and social care;
Julie Walsh
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Jochem Willemsen
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Forensic psychotherapy; Psychotherapy process research; Crime, conscience and rehabilitation; Narrative perspective on (change in) subjectivity; Lacanian psychoanalysis;