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Caroline Bainbridge is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Culture in the Department of Media, Culture and Language, where she is a member of the programme team for taught degrees in Media, Culture and Identity, and she also supervises a number of research students.
Caroline is Director of the Media and the Inner World research network which she organises with Candida Yates of Bournemouth University and which was generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council between 2009-13. She has a number of editorial responsibilities, working as the Film Section Editor for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Editor of Free Associations, and Series Editor (with Candida Yates) of the 'Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture' book list published by Karnac Books.
Her research interests are in cinema, television, gender, psychoanalysis, visual culture, the politics of identity, and the emotional turn in popular culture. Caroline welcomes proposals for research at both the MPhil and PhD levels.
1992 BA (Hons) Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge.
1994 MA Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Sheffield.
1997 PhD Luce Irigaray, Women and Film, University of Sheffield.
2014 MA Consultation and the Organisation: Psychoanalytic Approaches, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
2015 Fellowship of the College of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.
2016 Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Director of Studies for Current PhD Students
Psychoanalysis and culture
Politics of gender
Image and identity
Film and Television Studies
Emotions in culture
PhD Supervised to Completion and Award
Member of the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
Member of the Women's Media Studies Network
Member of the UK Council for Graduate Education
Member of the Feminist and Women's Studies Association
Member of the AHRC Peer Review College (Jan 2010 onwards)
Psychoanalysis and popular culture
Psychoanalysis and the media
Psychoanalytic approaches to media and organisations
Emotions and popular culture
Images of masculinity and femininity (TV, Film, Visual Culture)
The pleasures of DVD consumption
The cinema of Lars von Trier
The philosophy of Luce Irigaray
Process Consultancy with a homelessness organisation (Feb-Sept 2014).
Process Consultancy with a theatre group (Sept 2014 onwards).
British Psychoanalytic Council, Search Event, April 2012. Invited consultant.
Peer reviewer for journals including Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Feminist Review, Journal for Gender Studies and Historical Materialism.
Book proposal reviewer for Palgrave Macmillan; Wallflower Press.
Book Manuscript Reviewer for Palgrave Macmillan; Wallflower Press; Routledge; Intellect.
Emotions in Culture
Psychoanalytic approaches to media and culture
Gender and Visual Culture
Image and Identity
Film and Film Theory
(2004) External Examiner, PhD: 'In search of the maternal subject: Klein, feminism and women's popular magazine narratives', Monash University, Australia.
(2009) Internal Examiner, PhD: 'Experiences of medical intervention among intersex and transsexual people in the UK', Roehampton University.
(2009) External Examiner, PhD: 'Cultural meanings of eating, orality and appetite: From psychoanalysis to cyberspace', Kingston University.
(2013) External Examiner, PhD: 'A pilgrimage into the liminal: an experiential enquiry into an embodied space of grief and its representation in film', University of the Creative Arts, Farnham.
(2014) External Examiner, PhD: 'Affect, subjectivity and survival: The abducted girl in media and psychological discourse', Goldsmiths, University of London.
(2015) External Examiner, PhD: 'The art of healing: Psychoanalysis, culture and cure', University of Sussex.
Taught Programme Examination
(2016 - to date) External Examiner, MA Psychoanalytic Studies and MA Management and Organisational Dynamics, University of Essex.
(2016 - to date) External Examiner, MA Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society, Brunel University.
(2009-2013) External Examiner, BA (Hons) Culture, Media and Society, Napier University, Edinburgh.
(2005-2008) External Examiner, MA Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.
(2003-4) External Examiner, MA Media and Culture, University of Surrey, Roehampton.