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
Jessica Clark
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
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 (particularly mid-twentieth century); The psychoanalytic imaginary and its integration with social and psychosocial theory; Nineteenth-century theories of the unconscious; Psychoanalysis and critical theory; The relation between psychoanalysis and modernist literature
Norman Gabriel
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis with Relational Sociology; Crossing the narrow bridge: the socio-emotional development of young children.; Comparisons in the national habitus of different childhoods.
David Henderson
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Apophasis and psychoanalysis; Psychoanalysis and religion; Comparative psychoanalytic theory; Wilfred Bion; Delueze and Jung; Jung and Lacan; Cultural homelessness
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
Senior 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; Myth
Bethany Morgan Brett
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; Psychotherapy Research
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 (torture) 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.
Arianna Pulsoni
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Infant Mental Health; Intergenerational trauma and family difficulties; Autism and early trauma; Organizational Dynamics and group Dynamics; Wellbeing in Schools: how to improve approaches to wellbeing in schools, providing early interventions,short interventions,parents work and group work for staff.; The integration of Psychoanalysis with Philosophy; The applicaton of Psychoanalytic theories to non clinical disciplines; History of Psychoanalysis; Trauma and Refugees: setting up a methodology in working with refugees and their staff.; Child Psychotherapy
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
Raluca Soreanu
Reader, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: • Psychoanalytic theory and metapsychology; • The history and epistemology of psychoanalysis; • The Budapest School on Psychoanalysis; the work of Sándor Ferenczi and Michael Balint; • Trauma theories and the study of collective trauma; • Fragmentation and psychic splitting; • Theories of recognition; • Psychosocial studies of collective creativity; • Time studies; • Contemporary social theories; post-humanist theories; feminist theories; • Sociology of emotions; sociology of creativity; sociology of knowledge; • Epistemologies and methodologies of the social sciences and of psychosocial studies
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
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Deborah Wright
Lecturer, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Freud, Klein, Bion, Winnicott and Object Relations; Human relations with the non-human world; Psychosocial and psychoanalytic perspective on humans’ relationships with their environment; Childrens’ and residential care clients’ relationship with their (bed)rooms; Patients’ relationship with the consulting room; Spatialisation, environmental usage and political connotations