Psychoanalysis Unit


Thomas Booker

Thomas Booker is the Programme Manager for the UKPRP-funder Kailo Consortium and a research associate at UCL and the Anna Freud National Centre and Children and Families. He is also a psychodynamic psychotherapist, having trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He has previously worked as a researcher on the COFI project at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry in Newham (Queen Mary University of London and the East London NHS Foundation Trust) and on the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS). His main areas of interest include Epistemic Trust, adolescent mental health, friendship, the application of psychoanalytic ideas to social issues and race. Thomas is African-American and French, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Politics from the University of Warwick, an MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies from UCL, and an MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the University of Essex.

His publications include:

Campbell, C., Tanzer, M., Saunders, R., Booker, T., Allison, E., Li, E., O’Dowda, C., Luyten, P. and Fonagy, P., 2021. Development and validation of a self-report measure of epistemic trust. PloS one, 16(4), p.e0250264.

How to contact Thomas Booker

Psychoanalysis Unit
Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
University College London
Gower StreetLondon