Welcome to my website..here's a little about me!  

 

Having developed an early interest in understanding people, when I was in my late teens I went to work as a mental health nurse in a South London psychiatric hospital to learn more about the 'human condition' and, indeed, my own neuroses! 

 

Enlightened and inspired by that experience, I went on to train and work as both an occupational psychologist and clinical psychologist across the UK, New Zealand and Australia.  I also completed a PhD at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in personality psychology.

 

As well as my academic studies, I've also completed numerous other curious learning activities over the years.  For example, I was personally trained by Professor Paul Ekman, in his lab at the University of California San Francisco, in the technique of reading micro-expressions in the face to detect 'emotional leakage'.  While more recently, I completed a course in parapsychology (think: 'ESP', 'poltergeist experiences' and 'paranormal beliefs', etc.) at the University of Edinburgh's Koestler Parapsychology Unit.  

I recently stepped away from working as a psychologist and associate professor with the specific intention to devote my time to exploring people's emotions and behaviour through creative writing

 

© 2019 by Giles St John Burch