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Research interests

My current research explores the relationship between theories of subjectivity and Critical Theory. I am interested in how understandings of subjectivity shape both social policy and critical theories of emancipation, with a particular focus on ideas about child development, gender, intersectionality and care. This research will be published in a monograph I am currently completing for the Palgrave Macmillan series, Studies in the Psychosocial, titled Donald Winnicott and the Politics of Care (due in September 2021).

More broadly, my research interests include psychoanalytic theory and praxis; psychoanalysis and social justice; the politics of mental health; Critical Theory; feminist theory; gender studies; cultural studies; the politics of reproduction and care. Much of my research to date has taken place at the intersections of these preoccupations, culminating in several articles that address these themes.

Supervisory Interests

I welcome PhD projects related to any of my research interests. In particular, I am interested in working on projects related to psychoanalysis as it intersects with cultural, social and political questions and debates. This includes studies focused on literature, visual culture, Critical Theory, philosophy, history or politics. I am also interested in supervising projects in the field of Critical Theory that relate to the themes of care, reproduction, gender or feminism.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sussex

1 Oct 201030 Sep 2014

Award Date: 21 Jul 2015

Master, University of Sussex

1 Oct 200430 Sep 2005

Award Date: 2 Feb 2005

Bachelor, University of Sussex

1 Oct 200130 Jun 2004

Award Date: 21 Jul 2004


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Psychosocial studies
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Critical Theory
  • BH Aesthetics
  • PR English literature


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