Dr Noreen Giffney


School of Communication and Media
Research Institute
Centre for Media Research
Jordanstown campus
+44 28 9036 6230
Room 17E13
Shore Road
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Noreen Giffney BA (Hons), PhD, MSc, Clin Dip, MIFPP, MICP, MNIIHR is Lecturer in Counselling at Ulster University. She also works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She is a fully-accredited clinical member of the Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations, the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.

Noreen has published extensively in the areas of psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies and critical theory. Her most recent book is ‘Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory’ (New York: Punctum Books 2017), co-edited with Dr Eve Watson. She is writing a clinical monograph entitled ‘Visual Culture and the Transference-Countertransference Experience: Psychoanalysis and the Non-Clinical Case Study’, which will be published in Routledge’s ‘Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture’ series.

Noreen is the Director of Psychoanalysis +, an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together clinical, academic and artistic approaches to, and applications of, psychoanalysis. She is the convener (with Lisa Moran, Curator of Engagement and Learning) of Unconscious Objects, a series of conversations around art and psychoanalysis at IMMA – The Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. She is developing (with Dr Maggie Long and Dr Jolene Mairs Dyer) Mental Health and the Arts, a new interdisciplinary, cross-border initiative. She is also working with psychoanalytic psychotherapist, clinical psychologist and visual artist Ann Murphy on an interdisciplinary project about psychoanalysis and art.

Noreen is Contributing Editor for the international, peer-reviewed, psychoanalytic journal, ‘Studies in Gender and Sexuality’ (Routledge).

Find out more details about Noreen’s work on breac.nd.edu and SoundCloud.

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