MEET THE TEAM

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DR. JEM TOSH

Founding Director

Jem (they/she) is a Doctor of Psychology, a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the Canadian Psychological Association. They specialise in the psychology of gender and trauma, particularly the intersections of gender and sexuality in experiences of sexual violence. She 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). She continues her research at The Psygentra Institute and teaches online courses on psychology and sexual violence. 

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DR. LUCY THOMPSON

Director

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 with Psygentra. 

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KRISTA CARSON

Reading and Research Group Coordinator

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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DR. DIANA KUHL

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

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DR. JESSICA DRAKETT

Editor for Undergraduate Submissions

Jessica completed her PhD at Leeds Beckett University. Her research explores the gender gap in technology from a feminist poststructuralist standpoint, with a specific focus on organisational and Internet humour (in particular, Internet memes). Jessica's research interests broadly span the following areas: organisational psychology, feminist psychology, cyber psychology, social psychology, and qualitative research methods. She is the Editor for Undergraduate Submissions for Psygentra's Journal of Psychology, Gender, & Trauma - and you can find her on Twitter @JessicaDrakett