Lacan in Scotland flags and provides opportunities for engaging with Lacanian psychoanalysis and related theories in Scotland. It aims to bring together scholars, practitioners, researchers, students and the public involved or interested in psychoanalysis. By doing so, we are committed to promoting psychoanalysis and making it accessible in Scotland/North of England and around the world.

We run monthly seminars in Edinburgh (now online) where prominent as well as new scholars and clinicians all over the world come present on pertinent topics in relation to Lacanian psychoanalysis and related theories, and engage in discussions.

About the Members:

Dr Calum Neill
Founder & Director

Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory at Edinburgh Napier University. Author of Without Ground: Lacanian Ethics and the Assumption of Subjectivity (Palgrave, 2014), editor of The Palgrave Lacan Series and co-editor of the three volume companion to Lacan’s Écrits (Routledge, 2018).

Dr Amanda Diserholt
Secretary

Completed PhD thesis Fatigue and the Mind-Body Relation: A Lacanian Exploration at Edinburgh Napier University in November 2020. Currently tutoring in Psychology at University of Strathclyde.

Claudia Di Gianfrancesco
Co-organiser

PhD Candidate (ESRC funded) in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, investigating the role of Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed in discussing issues surrounding constructions of femininity and masculinity through a psychoanalytic lens.