is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. Since 2003 he has been Pro-Vice-Master, first for Learning and Teaching and then for Research. He has researched and lectured at Birkbeck from 1979, first in the School of Psychology and since 2008 in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, of which he was a founding member and first Head of Department. From 1982 until 2000 he worked part-time at Birkbeck and part-time as a clinical psychologist in the National Health Service. In addition throughout the 1990s he was Consultant Clinical Psychologist and from 1996 Vice Dean in the Child and Family Department of the Tavistock Clinic, London. His main academic interests are investigating the applications of psychoanalysis to social issues and subjects such as gender, ethnicity and social identity as well as psychosocial studies.