Prof Erica Burman

Professor of Education

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Erica Burman's first degree was in Developmental Psychology with Cognitive Studies, from Sussex University. She came to Manchester to take up an SSRC PhD linked award, graduating in 1990 (with a thesis entitled 'Time, Language and Power in Modern Developmental Psychology'). From September 1986 to March 2013 she taught developmental psychology, educational psychology, psychology of childhood, counselling and psychotherapy, human development, and qualitative and discursive research methods at Manchester Metropolitan University (formerly Manchester Polytechnic), becoming Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies in 1998. She is co-founder (with Ian Parker) of the Discourse Unit (transinstitutional and transdisciplinary centre for the study of the reproduction and transformation of language and subjectivity -, and she co-convenes the Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix, and the Manchester Feminist Theory Network.

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Membership of organisations

British Psychological Society - Associate Fellow (member of Developmental, Psychotherapy, Psychology of Women and Sexualities Sections); from 2016 elected Honorary Fellow

(Chair of Psychology of Women Section, 2008-10)

College of Psychoanalysis

Group Analysis North (Full Member)

Institute of Group Analysis (Full Member)

United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) - accredited

International Society for Theoretical Psychology

Iyengar Yoga Association (Introductory level teacher)

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Other Positions

Visiting Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (2013-2015)

Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London, UK (2013-2015)

Visiting Professor at the Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2013-

Visiting Professor at Cibersomosaguas, Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2013-

Adjunct Professor (0.2) , Oslo and Akershus Unversity College, Norway (2013-2017)

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