Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Our research students

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Discover the research students in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies

Our research students investigate a broad range of exciting topics and are supervised by our academic staff.

To visit an individual research student's profile and find their contact details, please click on the links below:

Assistant Lecturers

Research students

Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Analytical Psychology; Phenomenology; Narrative Theory
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Freud, Anxiety and Academic Performance, Specialist Mentoring, Mentoring, Young adults, Adolescents, Psychoanalysis, History of Art, Italian Renaissance, Mannerism,
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Ecopsychology, ecotherapy (nature-based therapeutic practice); Jungian and post-Jungian thinking on the concept of the symbol; Methodological approaches to understanding psyche in relation the other-than-human; PPS Postgraduate research conference (organisation) Research interests: The environmentally located psyche and the idea of the 'ecological self'; Symbolic interpretations of the other-than-human world; Language, semantics and the symbol; Indigeneity and psychocultural landscapes
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Exploration of Culture, Race, and Racism Research interests: Psychoanalysis and critical theory; Philosophy of Culture, Race, and Racism
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Menopause; The psychological impact and treatment
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Addiction, Recovery, Drug-Dreams research, Structural Dream Analysis, Dreams, Dreaming, Rehabs, Art Therapy, Jungian Analysis, Therapeutic Communities Research interests: Drug-Dreams, Addiction, Recovery, Jungian Art Therapy
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Freud and his dogs, working psychodynamically with children/ adolescents and using dogs as part of the therapeutic process.,
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Jung and India ; Culture, psyche, myths; Indian philosophy & literature; Anima and animus, individuation; Archival research ; Group Relations ; The Ramayana; Psyche and Ecology; Jung, Yoga philosophy and India Research interests: Psyche and Culture
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Objects Relations Theory, Immigration, Cultural Objects, Group Dynamic and Analysis Research interests: Development of psychoanlytic perspective in different social context
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Psychoanalytic formulations of internalised misogyny
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus; Jung and the idea of initiation; Initiatory rites; The study of esotericism; Clinical and forensic counselling; Clinical supervision
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Siblings and their relationship to identity development; The only-child adult and the search for a sibling; The only-child adult and the phantasy sibling transference Research interests: The inner world of the only-child adult ; Siblings and their relation to identity development
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Intersectionality in student mental health ; LGBTQ+ mental health; psychodynamic therapy; mental health training; supervision Research interests: Intersectionality in student mental health ; Yoga and mental health; Cold water swimming and mental health
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Queer female sexuality in psychoanalysis
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Object relations and neurodevelopmental conditions; Adolescence; Gender; Parent-Infant mental health; Parent work and schizoid mechinisms
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Psychotherapy for children & adolescents experiencing gender related distress
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Research interests: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Psychoanalytic informed research of management and oganisations Research interests: Psychoanalytic perspectives on organisational dynamics; Leadership development-psychodynamic perspectives; Psychodynamic role and (professional) identity theory
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Psychoanalytic Research in Social Contexts; Relational Perspectives; Culture and Psyche; Qualitative Methodologies; Migration and Forced Displacement; Home Research interests: Critical Psychoanalysis, Cultural Psychology, Psychosocial Studies, Relational Perspectives
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Colonial Literature, Deconstruction, Derrida, Subalternity, Spivak Research interests: Literature and Psychoanalysis- Interdisciplinarity
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: analytical psychology, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy Research interests: Transgenerational affect transmission; Couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy - Narcissistic power relations
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Ask me about: Jungian psychology Research interests: Jungian Psychology and Divinatory Techniques; Jung and Synchronicity; Asian Culture and Jungian Psychology; Chinese Society and Psychoanalysis; The Development of C. G. Jung's Thoughts; Depth Psychological Interpretations of Ancient Narratives
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate Research Student, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
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Contact us
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 873640