EMMA DOWLING is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Middlesex University, London. With research interests in feminist political economy, gender and social reproduction, affective labour, financialisation and welfare state restructuring, crisis and austerity, social movements and social change, her work has appeared in academic journals such as Ephemera, Lateral, Cultural Studies – Critical Methodologies, Sociology, International Social Science Journal and Social Justice, as well as in newspapers, journals and magazines that include the FT, New Humanist, Red Pepper and OpenDemocracy.


MAAIKE ENGELEN is a psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapist in private practice as well as at the Holmewood School (ACP). She is also Postgraduate Tutor at Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. She facilitates a dream group for mothers and infants. Previously she worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at Greenwich Oxleas NHS Trust. She has a special interest in autistic spectrum disorders, separation anxiety, creativity and is interested in the relation between psychoanalysis, art and mysticism.


TOMASZ FORTUNA trained as a psychoanalyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. He is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Hanna Segal Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies and the scientific committees of both organizations. He has worked as a psychiatrist in the NHS for over ten years and currently, he works at the Portman Clinic, Newham, Adolescent Mental Health Team and is in private psychoanalytic practice. His professional interests include the relationship between psychoanalysis and the arts and the understanding of severe emotional disturbance. He published papers: Tension at the Border, Emotional Freedom and Creative Process and Rhythm, Pulse and Space: Thoughts on Creativity, Communication and Falsehood. He is a guest-editor of Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication.


DAVID HENDERSON is Senior lecturer in the Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice (AIP).



Consultant Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst (BPAS BPA BPF)

Fellow of British Psychoanalytic Society and Training Analyst and Supervisor BPA.

Chair of the Political Mind Seminars at the Institute  of Psychoanalysis, London.

Hon. Senior Lecturer at City University, London.

David is the presenter of the series “Frontier Psychoanalyst” on Resonance 104.4. FM and has also appeared on BBC Radio 4. He has been a lecturer at UCL on War; The Courtauld Gallery on the artist Louis Bourgeois; The Photographers Gallery on Inner Space and also Death; LSE on Narcissism; Freud Museum on Love, Civilisation and its Discontents and Poetry; Inner City Centre on Immigration; and has given many lectures on psychoanalytic subjects nationally and internationally. He is co-convener of the Freud Bar, a social group to communicate psychoanalytic ideas. He has published in several LSE  E books on narcissism, love and death. His latest books publication is: “The Political Mind” International Library of Psychoanalysis (In Press).


JOHAN SIEBERS is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Middlesex University London and Associate Fellow of the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London. His research interests are in German post-Kantian philosophy and critical theory.