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Jem Tosh PhD CPsychol AFBPsS RCC

Founding Director

Jem (they/them) is a Doctor of Psychology, a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a Full Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). They specialise in the psychology of gender and trauma, particularly the intersections of gender and sexuality in experiences of sexual violence. They have won multiple awards for their work, including from the Psychology of Women and Equality Section (POWES) of the BPS and the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES). They founded Psygentra after working in mental health services and academia for over ten years. Jem has published several books, including: Perverse Psychology (2014), Psychology and Gender Dysphoria: Feminist and Transgender Perspectives (2016), and The Body and Consent in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Medicine: A Therapeutic Rape Culture (2020). They continue their research and teaching at The Psygentra Institute, and provide EMDR and OEI trauma therapy via Psygentra Therapy.

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Lucy Thompson PhD

Co-Chair Centre for Critical Psychology, Violence, and Trauma

Lucy is a scholar and an activist based in Lansing, Michigan. She has worked in higher education in the UK for almost a decade, specialising in gender, work, and organisations. Prior to her move to the US, she was a senior lecturer in critical psychology at Leeds Beckett University, where she carried out research and action projects on diversity, inclusion, and organisational change. More recently, Lucy has been involved in addressing sexual violence on campus. She enjoys publishing collaboratively and has worked to open up non-traditional publishing spaces. Lucy continues her work in the US at Michigan State University.

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Krista Carson MA MA

Co-Chair Centre for Writing and Publishing

Creative Works Editor 

Krista (she/her) is an educator and writer. She completed an MA in Integrated Studies (specialising in Cultural Studies and Equity Studies) from Athabasca University, and is currently in the final stages of completing an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Krista is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Language and Liberal Studies at Fanshawe College where she teaches a variety of courses, including writing, communications, and humanities/social sciences.

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Diana Kuhl MEd PhD

Co-Chair Centre for Critical and Creative Qualitative Methodologies 

Book Reviews Editor

Diana completed her PhD at the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) who holds a Masters Degree in Education, with a specialisation in Educational Psychology and Special Education. Her research interests are centred upon examining epistemic issues in education and psychology, particularly examining the etiology of psychological classification and the effects on those under study, specifically the notion of epistemological violence in relation to gender, sexuality, race, ability and mental health. Diana has twenty years combined experience working in mental health, education, and social services. She is on the Board of Directors for the Sexual Assault Centre Sarnia-Lambton and is the Book Reviews Editor for Psygentra's Journal of Psychology, Gender, & Trauma


Alexis Fabricius MA MA

Co-Chair Centre for Critical Metal Studies

Alexis is a PhD Candidate at the University of Guelph in the psychology department; her studies principally revolve around AI, data and digital technologies, though she also explores issues related to women's health. 

also known as Dr. Jemma Tosh (deadname)

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