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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
    • Cert (HE) Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Asuncion Lopez
    • Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Practice
  • Clive Carswell
    • Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Practice
  • Elizabeth Martindale
    • Cert (HE) Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Stephen Callus
    • Cert (HE) Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Dominic Reilly
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Lemonia Gianniri
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Michael Stack
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Nadine Chambers
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Sasha Bergstrom-Katz
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Ana Minozzo
    • MA Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Maria Vyrgioti
    • MA Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Magda-Agata Schmukalla
    • MA Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Jan Etienne
    • MSc Education, Power and Social Change
  • Sue Dunn
    • MSc Education, Power and Social Change
  • Beverley Hayward
    • MSc Education, Power and Social Change
    • BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Lizaveta Zeldzina
    • 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
  • Bridget Townsend
    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Kim Spicer
    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Rachel Gould
    • Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Practice
  • Ann Heyno
    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Sheelagh Lippell
    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Nicholas Oliver
    • Cert (HE) Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Nadine Moore
    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Alex Duffield
    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Coralie Lasvergnas-Garcia
    • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Matt Oakes, BA Psychosocial Studies
  • Sharon Tugwell, BA Psychosocial Studies

Independent Research Module  

  • Magda Agata-Schmukalla, Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Sharon Tugwell, Psychosocial Studies
  • Beverley Hayward, Education, Power and Social Change 
  • Francisco Calafate-Faria, MA Culture Diaspora and Ethnicity

Staff directory 

  • Alex Duffield
  • Amber Jacobs
  • Ana Minozzo
  • Andi Fugard
  • Annette van der Zaag
  • Ann Heyno
  • Anna Fitzgerald
  • 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. Birkbeck Distinguished Sessional Lecturer Award 2011/12.
  • Asuncion Lopez
  • Ben Gidley
  • Beverley Hayward
    • PG Cert in Management; BA (Hons.) in Humanities with Art History; PGCE (PC); PGCPSE (Dyslexia); MA in Art History; MEd in Equality and diversity; MSc in Gender, Sexuality and Society; PhD in Education, Transformation and Lifelong Learning
    • Research interests: the intersectionality of gender, disability and visual/material cultures.
  • Brendan McGeever
  • Bridget Townsend
  • Bruna Seu
  • Chantal De Rop Rushton
  • Claire Callender
  • Clea McEnery-West
    • Interim Director of Counselling
  • Clive Carswell
    • RGN and Dip Couns from Birkbeck College, BACP and AUCC member; Counsellor, Supervisor, Group Facilitator in Private Practice.
  • Coralie Lasvergnas-Garcia
  • 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.
  • Dominic Reilly
  • Elizabeth Martindale
    • Dip. Education (Cambridge), Dip. Counselling, Member BACP, manager Citizens Advice, Chair Family Support Group, Trainer, Consultant, Supervisor.
  • Jan Etienne
  • Jane Dudley
  • Joyline Gozho
  • Keith Kahn Harris
    • Honorary Research Fellow
    • Research Interests: Sociology of religion, Popular music, Jewish studies, ethnicity/race, dialogue, transgression, youth culture.
  • Kerry Harman
  • Kim Spicer
  • Khuzuma Akhtar
  • Lemonia Gianniri
  • Lisa Baraitser
  • Lizaveta Zeldzina
  • Lyn French
  • Magda-Agata Schmukalla
  • Margarita Palacios
  • Maria Vrygioti
  • Michael Stack
  • Nadine Chambers
  • Nadine Moore
  • Natasha DeMeric
  • Nicholas Oliver
  • Nomazwe Hyde
  • Rachel 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.
  • Samia Premjee
  • Sara von Summaruga
  • Sasha Bergstrom-Katz
  • Sharon Tugwell
  • Sheelagh Lippell
  • Sian Macfie
  • Silvia Posocco
  • 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.
  • Stephen Frosh
  • Sue Dunn
  • Viviane Green
  • Yasmeen Narayan

Research staff 

Emeritus staff

  • Miriam Zukas: Professor Emerita of Adult Education
    • Miriam Zukas was the first Executive Dean of SSHP from 2009 to 2016, and Birkbeck's Public Engagement Champion between 2016 and 2018. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008 and a Fellowship of Birkbeck in November, 2016. Miriam's research interests include academics and academic work and learning, professional workplace pedagogies, doctors' learning in transition, professional learning in transitions, and adult higher education.
  • Dr Gail Lewis: Reader Emerita of Psychosocial Studies
    • Gail Lewis joined the Department in 2013 and was Assistant Dean between 2015 and 2017. She is a Visiting Senior Scholar at the Gender Department at LSE and holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Essex/Tavistock and Portman Clinic. Her research interests focus on three areas: the history and character of black feminism in Britain; how modes of colonial thought are entangled in contemporary practices of citizenship and social welfare in ways that mark the latter as postcolonial; and the ways in which processes of racialisation and gender formation shape or impact the dynamics of social interaction in everyday practice. 

Visiting 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 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