Psychoanalysis Unit


Liz Allison

Liz Allison

Liz Allison is the Director of the Psychoanalysis Unit at University College London. She is a psychoanalyst and Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She supervises students on both the Psychoanalysis Unit's Doctoral Programme and the MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalysis. She has taught on various UCL Masters courses, including the MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalysis, the MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology and the MA in Gender, Society and Representation. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Routledge's New Library of Psychoanalysis and an Associate Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. With Peter Fonagy and Mary Target she is Editor of Karnac's Developments in Psychoanalysis book series. She is currently serving as External Examiner for Westminster Pastoral Foundation's Masters courses (accredited by the University of Roehampton).

With colleagues she recently co-authored the second edition of What Works for Whom?  A Critical Review of Treatments for Children and Adolescents (New York: Guilford, 2014).  Before her clinical training she was the Unit's Publications Editor. She received her doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, and she maintains an interest in fostering mutually productive dialogue between psychoanalysis and the humanities.

How to contact Liz Allison

Psychoanalysis Unit 
Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology 
University College London 
Gower Street 
London WC1E 6BT

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 5601