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Profile of Dr Lucy Huskinson

Dr Lucy Huskinson
Dr Lucy Huskinson
Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School
+44 (0)1248 382768
T24, Main Arts

My research interests are principally in psychoanalytic studies and its dialogues with various cultural phenomena (notably, architecture, and film/cinema), and its theoretical overlaps with continental philosophy and religious belief and experience. I read philosophy for my first degree, shortly followed by an MA in psychoanalytic studies, and doctoral research on the influence of Nietzschean philosophy on the analytical psychology of C.G. Jung. After completing my PhD in 2003, I became a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, UK; and later, a research fellow at the Universities of Monash and La Trobe, Victoria, Australia. I was appointed to the Bangor faculty in 2007.

During my doctoral and postdoctoral studies I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor (BACP and WPF accredited), and received my qualification in 2005. I am an Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Jungian Studies, and guest lecture annually at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. My spare moments are usually spent watching American football and following its strategic game-play (I am a life-long fan and obsessive of the Cincinnati Bengals; and of course I support Bangor University’s own team, the MudDogs!).

Research Expertise

  • Continental philosophy (especially Nietzsche; Kierkegaard; existentialism; phenomenology)
  • Depth psychology (psychoanalysis, analytical psychology, archetypal psychology, and object relations: especially Freud, C.G. Jung, Hillman, Klein, Winnicott, Bollas)
  • Mental health and its relationship to religion/spirituality (especially deconstructing phenomena of ‘madness’, ‘intuition’, ‘inspired states’, ‘creativity’; and psychological diagnoses of ‘religious’ experience)


Please enquire about my availability for doctoral (PhD) supervision. I teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I currently supervise the following research students.

  1. Joshua Andrews: Nihilism as a cultural phenomenon: Kierkegaard and Buddhism.
  2. Owen Brear: The metaphysical problem of opposites in the work of Aristotle and C.G. Jung.

I have supervised the following successful doctoral theses.

  1. ‘A Kindred Spirit in the Shadows: C.G. Jung’s unfounded rejection of Søren Kierkegaard’ (Amy Cook, PhD 2014)
  2. ‘Transcendent Experience, Process, and Praxis within the ‘Transcendence Movement’ (Keith Beasley, 2013)
  3. ‘The Christian Platonism of George Grant: following Simone Weil from the cave to the cross’ (Brad Jersak, PhD, 2012)
  4. ‘A revised epistemology for an understanding of spirit release therapy, according to the conceptual framework of F.W.H. Myers’ (Terence Palmer, PhD, 2012)

I teach the following undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules.

  • Psychology of Religion (VPR2209/VPR3309)
  • Existentialism (VPR1103)
  • Death of God (VPR1104)
  • Introduction to Philosophy and Religion (VPR/VPC1101)
  • Paradoxes of Self (VPR2203/VPR3303)
  • Independent Study (VPR2207)
  • Dissertation

Administrative Roles

  • Deputy Head of School
  • Senior Tutor
  • Director of Postgraduate Studies
  • College of Arts and Humanities Research Ethics Board
  • University Student Mental Health Strategy Group
  • University Student Services Task Group
  • University Senate Committee
  • Peer Guide Coordinator
Personal Tutor and Supervisor to Masters by Research and PhD

Editorial Positions

Since 2010, co Editor-In-Chief International Journal of Jungian Studies (ISSN 1940-9052/1940-9060; peer-reviewed, 3 issues per year.

1. Since 2014, Editorial Board, Behavioral Science (ISSN 2076-328X); peer reviewed, open access.
2. Guest Editor of Behaviour Science special issue: Theory and Practice of Analytical Psychology, 2013-2014; open access:
3. Since 2013, Editorial Board, Quandrant (ISSN 0033-‐5010).
4. Since 2012, Editorial Board, Spring, Journal of Archetype and Culture, (ISSN 1934-2039/1934-2047
5. 2008-2010, Associate Editor, International Journal of Jungian Studies (ISSN 1940-9052/1940-9060)

Major Publications


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1. Huskinson, L. (forthcoming: 2016) Architecture of the Psyche: How buildings make or break our lives. Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Routledge: London and New York.
2. Huskinson, L. and Waddel, T. (eds) (2015) Eavesdropping: The Psychoanalyst in Television and Cinema (co-edited with Terrie Waddell) Routledge: London and New York.
3. Huskinson, L. and Stein, M. (eds) (2015) Analytical Psychology in Conversation with a Changing World, Routledge: London and New York.
4. Huskinson, L. (ed.) (2014) The Behavioural Sciences in Dialogue with the Theory and Practice of Analytical Psychology, MDPI: Basel and Beijing.
5. Huskinson, L. and Schmidt, B. (eds) (2010) Spirit Possession and Trance: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Continuum: London and New York.
6. Huskinson, L. (2009) Introduction to Nietzsche: His Religious Thought, Hendrickson: Massachusetts (2010)/Baker Publishing Group; Huskinson, L. (2009) The SPCK Introduction to Nietzsche: His Religious Thought, SPCK: London.
7. Huskinson, L. (ed.) (2008) Dreaming the Myth Onwards: New Directions in Jungian Therapy and Thought, Routledge: London and New York.
8. Huskinson, L. (2004) Nietzsche and Jung: The Whole Self in the Union of Opposites, Brunner-Routledge: Hove and New York. [Translated into Persian, Markaz]

Articles in Refereed Journals

1. 'Housing Complexes: redesigning the house of psyche in light of Gaston Bachelard's curious mistranslation of C.G. Jung. The International Journal of Jungian Studies, 5:1 (2013), pp.64-80. Download article here.
2. 'The Self as Violent Other: The Problem of Defining the Self', The Journal of Analytical Psychology , 47:3 (2002), pp. 439-60. Download article here.
3. 'The Relation of Non-Relation: The Interaction of Opposites, Compensation, and Teleology in C.G. Jung's Model of the Psyche, Harvest, Journal for Jungian Studies, 46:1 (2000), pp. 7-25.

Book Chapters (peer reviewed)

1. ‘Challenging Freud on the Realities of Erotic Transference with Fictional Case Study: The Sopranos (1999-2007) and In Treatment (2008-2010)’, in Eavesdropping, above, 2015.  
2. ‘Psychodynamics of the Sublime, the Numinous, and the Uncanny: A dialogue between architecture and eco-psychology’ in Analytical Psychology in a Changing World, above, 2015.
3. ‘Preface’, in The Behavioural Sciences in Dialogue with the Theory and Practice of Analytical Psychology, above, 2014.
4. ‘Exorcism and Deliverance in Popular Culture’ in Exorcism and Deliverance: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives (eds William K. Kay and Robin A. Parry), Paternoster: Milton Keynes, 2011.
3. ‘Anatomy of Genius: Inspiration through Banality and Boring People' in House: The Wounded Healer on Television (eds. Leslie Gardner and L.J. Hockley), Routledge: London and New York, 2010 [translated into Hungarian, 2012]. Download scan of chapter here.
4. ‘Analytical Psychology and Spirit Possession: Towards a Non-Pathological Diagnosis’ in Spirit Possession and Trance, above, 2010.
5. 'Ordinarily Mythical' in Dreaming the Myth Onwards, above, 2008.
6. 'Archetypal Dwelling, Building Individuation' in Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film (ed. Susan Rowland), Routledge: London and New York, 2008.
7. 'Holy, Holy, Holy: The Misappropriation of the Numinous in Jung', in The Idea of the Numinous: Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives (eds Ann Casement and David Tacey), Routledge: London and New York, 2006. Download scan of chapter here.


  • 2014:  Teaching Fellowship, Bangor University Award (for outstanding contribution to teaching, £1000)
  • 2013: Mythos Grant, visiting scholarship, Opus Archives and Research Center, Santa Barbara ($4500).
  • 2013: Teacher of the Year, Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Award.
  • 2013/2014: Shortlisted for various Bangor University Student-Led Teaching Awards, including Outstanding Pastoral Care, Dissertation/Supervisor of the Year, Teacher of the Year
  • 2012: Artellus Small Grant.


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