Staff research interests
On this page you will find a quick summary of our staff research interests. Please see our staff pages for detailed information.
- Dr Lisa Baraitser, BSc, MA, PhD: Maternal subjectivity; psychosocial understanding of motherhood; psychoanalysis, feminism, psychotherapy and counselling; therapeutic intervention with mother.
- Professor Claire Callender, BSc, PhD: Higher education policy; Student finances and funding; Part-time undergraduates; Widening participation.
- Professor Stephen Frosh, BA, MPhil, PhD: Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and cultural processes; critical psychology; contemporary identities; psychosocial research methods.
- Viviane Green: problems and possibilities of integrating accounts of emotional development; clinical issues linked to the transmission of intergenerational trauma; a multi perspectives approach in understanding the growth of the capacity for empathy and its links to pathology.
- Dr Derek Hook, B.A. Hons & Ph.D. in Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand): Apartheid; South Africa; Fanon; Lacan; psychoanalysis; postcolonial theory; racism.
- Dr Amber Jacobs, BA, MA, PhD: Psychoanalysis – post Freudian tradition, psychoanalytic feminist theory and feminist philosophy, post-Lacanian theorists; Ancient Greek myth and tragedy (feminist interpretations and political uses of) and contemporary recycling of myth in literature, culture and theory; writing and sexual difference; theories of and constructions of the maternal.
- Dr Yasmeen Narayan, BA, MA, PhD: Caribbean creolisation, histories of ‘race’ and racism, nationalisms, racialisation and psychoanalysis, postcoloniality, sexualisation, ‘beauty’, contemporary black popular culture, cultural politics and ethnography.
- Dr Margarita Palacios, PhD: Cultural sociology; social and democratic theory; psychoanalytic theory; collective violence; youth culture; identity formation; cultural change.
- Dr Silvia Posocco: Transnational Gender and Sexuality Studies and Theories; Social Anthropology, Social Theory and Cultural Analysis; Violence and Conflict; State and the Law; Secrecy, Sociality, Subjectivity; Transnational Adoption Circuits, Documents and Archives; Ethnography; Latin America, Guatemala, London.
- Professor Sasha Roseneil: Analysis of changing relations of gender, sexuality, intimacy and sociability; social theory - particularly feminist, queer, psychoanalytic and psycho-social theory; the study of collective action, social movements, cultural politics and public cultures.
- Professor Lynne Segal, BA, PhD: Gender studies, including feminist scholarship, psychoanalytic dialogue and critical theory, addressing issues of sexual difference, the shifting dynamics of gender, masculinity and its discontents, sexualities and culture, political identifications and cultural belongings.
- Dr Bruna Seu, MA, PhD: Psycho-social inquiry into moral apathy in response to human rights abuses; psychoanalytic and social psychological contributions to the understanding of oppression, race, discrimination, identity and helping behaviour; social constructions of femininity and gender; discourse analysis and social constructionism.
- Dr Laurence Spurling, BA, PhD: Assessment in psychotherapy; Borderline personality disorder; Interpersonal psychotherapy; Psychodynammic counselling/psychotherapy; Regression; The clinical case study.