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Dr Orsolya Lukacs

Lecturer
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Dr Orsolya Lukacs

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Biography

I am a Lecturer of Psychoanalytic Studies and the Director of Education in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex. I joined the Department in 2022, bringing with me extensive teaching experience gained in various countries and across diverse age groups. Prior to this, I served as a Senior Research Officer on a project that explored the impact of talking therapies on the recognition of mental health as a pressing societal issue. This recognition led to significant state investment in psychotherapies in Britain over the past two decades and the emergence of new concepts of selfhood. The project, titled 'The practice, politics, and provision of the talking therapies in England since the 1960s,' was led by Professor Sasha Roseneil. My primary academic interests lie in the connections between analytical psychology and physics, the historical and scientific contexts surrounding Jungian theories, theories related to the perception of time, the influence of creativity and intuition in scientific breakthroughs, the role of talking therapies in driving societal change, and the intricate relationship between mind and body. Additionally, I am intrigued by research in artificial intelligence and theories of the mind, as well as investigations into virtual realities and the concept of the Self. I welcome proposals for PhDs on topics related to my research interests: • Analytical psychology and physics • Historical and scientific contexts of Jungian theories • Perception of time • Creativity and intuition • Role of talking therapies in societal change • Artificial intelligence and theories of mind • Virtual realities and the Self • Relaxation techniques and symbol therapies

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies University of Essex, (2018)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer of Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/9/2022 - present)

  • Director of Education, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (7/8/2023 - present)

  • Director of Employability, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/1/2023 - 31/8/2023)

  • Fixed-term Teacher, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (28/3/2022 - 15/6/2023)

  • Fixed-Term Teacher, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/4/2019 - 30/6/2019)

  • Senior Research Officer, Sociology, University of Essex (1/1/2018 - 31/10/2018)

  • Research Assistant, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/3/2017 - 31/8/2017)

  • Assistant Lecturer, Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex (1/10/2013 - 31/7/2017)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Popular Film, Literature and Television: A Psychosocial Approach (PA108)

  • Assignment and Research Writing for Psychoanalytic Studies (PA130)

  • Advanced Jungian and Post-Jungian Approaches (PA402)

  • Current Debates in Psychosocial Studies (PA407)

  • Pre-Sessional Module on Basic Jungian Concepts (PA702)

  • Key Texts of C G Jung (PA971)

  • Jung in Contexts: Historical, Philosophical, Cultural (PA972)

  • Key Concepts in Jungian and Post-Jungian Analytical Psychology (PA973)

  • Selected Applications of Analytical Psychology (PA974)

  • Research Methods and Dissertation (PA981)

Publications

Journal articles (2)

Lukács, O., (2020). Carl Gustav Jung and Albert Einstein: An ambivalent relationship. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. 56 (2), 115-132

Lukács, O., (2019). ‘When you are a creative human being, you are exposed’: The nature of creative people, as discussed by C. G. Jung in his recollection of Albert Einstein. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling. 21 (1), 22-36

Contact

olukac@essex.ac.uk

Location:

5A.116, Colchester Campus

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