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Teaching and scholarship staff

Our teaching and scholarship staff bring an impressive breadth of knowledge and experience to their teaching.

Staff by programme

Introduction to Counselling

  • Ann Attwood
  • Bridget Townsend
  • Clive Carswell
  • Liz Martindale
  • Stephen Callus

CertHE Counselling and Counselling Skills

  • Ann Hoile
  • Ascuncion Lopez
  • Catherine Bray
  • Clive Carswell
  • Mary Burke

CertHE Psychodynamic Counselling and Organizational Dynamics

  • Ascuncion Lopez
  • Melinda Meigs

FDS Psychodynamic Counselling and CBT

  • Geri Russo
  • Jaymeeta Whitfield
  • Melissa Gonzalez-Dixon
  • Nomazwe Hyde
  • Teresa Temme

BA Psychosocial Studies

  • Matt Oakes
  • Sharon Tugwell

MA Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity

  • Luke de Noronha

MA Psychoanalytic Studies

  • Marita Vyrgioti
  • Magda-Agata Schmukalla
  • Jonas Green

MA Psychosocial Studies

  • Dionysios Mitropoulos

MSc Education, Power and Social Change

  • Christina Howell-Richardson
  • Jan Etienne

MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Ann Heyno
  • Clea McEnery West
  • David Richards
  • Geri Russo
  • Giovanna Iannaco
  • Jackie Moon
  • Jan Baker
  • Natasha DeMeric
  • Nicola Godwin
  • Peter Chapman
  • Rachel Gould
  • Stewart Beever

MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

  • Anna Fitzgerald
  • Chantal de Rop-Rushton
  • Laurence Kalbreier
  • Lyn French
  • Nicola Elmore
  • Nina Tebartz

Independent Research Module

  • Luke de Noronha (Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity)
  • Raluca Soreanu (Psychoanalytic Studies)
  • Dominic Reilly (Psychodynamics of Human Development)
  • Francisco Calafate-Faria (Psychosocial Studies)
  • Christina Howell-Richardson (Education, Power and Social Change)

Staff directory

Ann Heyno

  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Anna Fitzgerald

  • Msc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Anne Attwood

  • BSc Human Biology, Dip Psychodynamic Counselling - Adults, Birkbeck Advanced Counselling course in Organisational Dynamics, Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice,  General and Psychiatric Nurse, Member: BACP (Accredited); NMC.
  • Current work: Tutor and Academic Adviser for Birkbeck 'Introduction to Counselling' courses; Counsellor in Primary Care; External consultant to NHS forensic psychiatric nursing staff.
  • Birkbeck Distinguished Sessional Lecturer Award 2011/12.

Annie Hoile

  • RGN MSc Psychodynamic Counselling MSc Group Analysis, Group Analyst UKCP accredited.

Asuncion Lopez

  • Counselling and Counselling Skills

Bridget Townsend

  • Introduction to Counselling

Catherine Bray

  • MSc MBACP (Accredited)
  • Psychodynamic counsellor in primary care and private practice, Honorary Group Psychotherapist Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Clea McEnery-West

  • Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Clive Carswell

  • RGN and Dip Couns from Birkbeck College, BACP and AUCC member.
  • Counsellor, Supervisor, Group Facilitator in Private Practice.

David Richards

  • Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Derek Hook

  • Dr Derek Hook, BA (Hons) & 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.

Geri Russo

  • UKCP and BACP accreditted Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Groupwork Practitioner.
  • Associate Lecturer & Course Co-ordinator, Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Associate Lecturer, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • G06, 30 Russell Square
  • Tel: 07932 723 770
  • E-mail:

Giovanna Iannaco

  • MA Translation Studies, MSc Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Currently working in an academic setting, counselling members of staff.

Jackie Moon

  • B.Prim. Ed (UCT), MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling (Birkbeck, University of London), MBACP
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working in the NHS.

Jan Baker

  • Jan Baker, Dip. Psychotherapy, M.A. Psychoanalytic Studies. M.A Organizational Consultancy.
  • Tutor, MSc courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy; organizational consultant with a special interest in group relations;  supervisor and psychotherapist in private practice.

Judith Woodward

  • 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.

Luke de Noronha

  • Luke de Noronha teaches in Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck and is finishing his PhD in anthropology. His main research interest is in deportation, particularly of ex-offenders from the UK. His doctoral research examines the deportation of ex-offenders from the UK to Jamaica, exploring the lives of deportees in Jamaica as well as their friends and families who remain in the UK.
  • Luke holds a BSc in Sociology from the University of Bristol and he completed his MSc in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. His Master’s thesis dealt with representations of ‘foreign criminals’ in the media, parliament and NGO documents. More broadly, his research deals with issues of race, racism, immigration control and state power.

Lyn French

  • Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Mary Burke

  • B.Soc.Studies, MSC, BACP Accredited.
  • Counsellor working in NHS primary care and in private practice.

Melinda Meigs

  • Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics.

Natasha DeMeric

  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Nicola Godwin

  • Introduction to counselling.

Nina Tebartz

  • BA (Hons), MSc Psychodynamic Counselling; Psychotherapist working in International Schools and Counselling Agency.

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.

Stewart Beever

  • Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Susan Dunn

  • Education, Policy and Social Change