We have an outstanding reputation for research and, submitting with the
Department of Sociology, have consistently achieved top 10 rankings in the UK's
research assessments, most recently for our
research quality in the 2014
Research Excellence Framework.
Our researchers are recognised internationally for their work in the role of
the unconscious mind in mental health, as well as in culture and society
We are able to offer research supervision in the fields below, but this list
is not exhaustive so please do contact us
if you would like to research in an area that may not be listed.
Group and institutional dynamics
History of psychoanalysis
Philosophical issues in psychoanalysis
Political and social issues
Psychoanalysis and counselling
Trauma and violence
We foster creative, new ways of looking at these areas, and our world-class
research is evidence of this. Located in the UK's leading university for the
study of social sciences, we are surrounded by strong departments that support
our work. We work closely with the Departments of Sociology, Literature, Film
and Theatre Studies, the Schools of Philosophy and Art History and Health and
Human Sciences, Essex Business School, Centre for Theoretical Studies and
Interdisciplinary Studies Centre.