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Staff categories

These are our Birkbeck staff categories within the Department of Psychosocial Studies. 

Head of department 

Academic staff 

Teaching and Scholarship staff 

  • Anne Attwood, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Ascuncion Lopez, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Bridget Townsend, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Clive Carswell, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Elizabeth Martindale, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Mary Burke, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Samia Premjee, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling and MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Stephen Callus, CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Dominic Reilly, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Ian Magor, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Lemonia Gianniri, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Michael Laycock, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Nadine Chambers, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Sasha Bergstrom-Katz, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Sharon Tugwell, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • June Yuen Ting, MA Culture Diaspora and Ethnicity
  • Ana Minozzo, MA Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Maria Vyrgioti, MA Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Magda-Agata Schmukalla, MA Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Christina Howell-Richardson, MSc Education, Power and Social Change
  • Jan Etienne, MSc Education, Power and Social Change
  • Sue Dunn, MSc Education, Power and Social Change
  • Beverley Hayward, MSc Education, Power and Social Change and BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Clea McEnery West, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Bridget Townsend, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Lizaveta Zeldzina, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Nomazwe Hyde, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Samia Premjee, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Sara von Sommaruga, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Natasha DeMeric, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Jane Dudley, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Joyline Gozho, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Anna Fitzgerald, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Chantal de Rop-Rushton, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Khuzuma Akhtar, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Bridget Townsend, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Kim Spicer, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents    

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Matt Oakes, BA Psychosocial Studies

Independent Research Module  

  • Magda Agata-Schmukalla, Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Francisco Calafate-Faria, Psychosocial Studies
  • Christina Howell-Richardson, Education, Power and Social Change
  • June Yuen Ting, MA Culture Diaspora and Ethnicity

Staff directory 

  • Ann Heyno, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Anna Fitzgerald, Msc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Anne Attwood, Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling with Adults and Advanced course in Organisational Dynamics, Birkbeck; Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, OU; Background in general and psychiatric Nursing; Member: BACP (Accredited); Fellow HEA. Tutor and Academic Adviser for the Birkbeck course 'Cert (HE) Psychodynamic Counselling and Skills in a Psychosocial Framework'. Birkbeck Distinguished Sessional Lecturer Award 2011/12.
  • Asuncion Lopez, Certificate (HE) Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Bridget Townsend, Certificate (HE) Psychodynamic Counselling; MSc Psychodynamic counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Clea McEnery-West, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Clive Carswell, RGN and Dip Couns from Birkbeck College, BACP and AUCC member;Counsellor, Supervisor, Group Facilitator in Private Practice.
  • Derek Hook, Dr Derek Hook, BA (Hons) and PhD in Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand); MA in Creative Writing (Birkbeck); psychoanalytic training at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research; Research interests: Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis in applied clinical and psychosocial realms; postcolonial theory; post-apartheid South Africa.
  • Elizabeth Martindale, Dip. Education (Cambridge ), Dip. Counselling, Member BACP, manager Citizens Advice, Chair Family Support Group, Trainer, Consultant, Supervisor.
  • Jane Dudley, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Joyline Gozho, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Keith Kahn Harris, Honorary Research Fellow; Research Interests: Sociology of religion, Popular music, Jewish studies, ethnicity/race, dialogue, transgression, youth culture.
  • Kim Spicer, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Khuzuma Akhtar, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Lyn French, Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents (placement co-ordinator)
  • Mary Burke, B.Soc.Studies, MSC, BACP Accredited; Counsellor working in NHS primary care and in private practice.
  • Natasha DeMeric, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Nomazwe Hyde, Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Practice; MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Rachael Gould, BA, MA, PGDip Psychotherapeutic Counselling (University of Sussex), PG Dip Psychoanalytic Observational Studies (Tavistock Centre), Senior Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist BACP. Senior/Specialist Counsellor in Learning Disabilities.
  • Stephen Callus, BTh, Diploma of the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy, Diploma in supervision, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, BACP member; In private practice as an integrally-informed psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer.
  • Samia Premjee, MSc courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Susan Dunn, Education, Policy and Social Change

Research staff 

Visiting staff and Emeritus staff

  • Professor Judith Butler, Current visiting staff: Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Professor Paulo Oneto, Current visiting staff: Professor of Social Communication, UFRJ, Brazil
  • Professor Sasha Roseneil, Current visiting staff: Professor of Sociology, University of Essex
  • Professor Miriam Zukas, Current emeritus staff: Professor of Adult Education
  • Professor Erica Burman, Co-director of the Discourse Unit. Member of the Institute of Group Analysis, College of Psychoanalysts, British Psychological Society, and Professor of Education, Manchester University.
  • Dr Keith Kahn-Harris, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Professor Ian Parker, Co-Director Discourse Unit, member of Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London Society of the New Lacanian SchoolCollege of Psychoanalysts – UK
  • Dr Joanna Ryan, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Professor João Angelo Fantini
  • Dr Oliver Decker, Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Siegen.
  • Professor Despina Naziri, professor of clinical Psychology, University of Liege. Psychoanalyst, member of the SBP (Belgian Society of Psychoanalysis) and the IPA (International Society of Psychoanalysis)
  • Dr Bahar Tanyas, Faculty Member, Okan University.

Professional and support staff: Administrative