(PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, MA in Race and Ethnic Studies, MSc in History and Anthropology and MSc in Teaching in Higher Education)
I organise the training Core Constellations: Theory and Practice (CCTP) – www.coreconstellations.co.uk. I began training in SCW in October 2005 and I completed two years of the CWT course with Albrecht Mahr, Vivian Broughton, Franz Ruppert, and Ursula Franke. Since then I have been working at various workshops and in peer groups. I was a teaching assistant to Vivian Broughton on the 2011 CWT course. I use constellations in my private practice, in both individual and group work, as well as in my research and teaching. I am a member of the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA) and the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).
I completed four years of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training in 2008 and I am preparing an MA exam (Metanoia and Middlesex University, London). I am working in private practice and also at a counselling service of the Oxfordshire County Council.
I am very interested in pedagogy, including the pedagogy of therapy and systemic constellations work. Finding creative, inspiring and transformative ways of teaching and learning is my passion. I have been teaching undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of Oxford since 2004. My publications are numerous and include two co-edited volumes: Emotions in the Field: the psychology and anthropology of fieldwork experience (2010, Stanford) and Anthropological Fieldwork: a Relational Process (2010, Cambridge Scholars Press). My current research explores emotional labour in academia and, more specifically, the lived experience of making science at the University of Oxford. It is applied research and the aim is to develop a training in understanding and working through emotions and interdisciplinary relationships.