Our Authors

Short biographies for all of our authors

R.D. Hinshelwood is a director of Process Press, a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Essex, UK. He has published a number of books on Kleinian psychoanalysis
including A Dictionary of Kleinian Thought (1989) and Clinical Klein (1993) as well as Countertransference and Alive Moments (for Process Press, 2016). He has also written on the application of psychoanalytic ideas to social and political dynamics, including Observing Organisations (2000) and on research in comparative psychoanalysis, Research on the Couch (2013).

Roger Smith is Reader Emeritus in History of Science, Lancaster University, UK; honorary fellow of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; and independent scholar.

After an education in biology followed by the history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University, where he worked with Bob Young - the founder of Process Press - Roger Smith taught history of science and modern European history in the Department of History, Lancaster University. In 1998, he took early retirement in order to live in Moscow. He has researched and published on topics related to the history of psychology, the mind-body question and conceptions of human nature. He is a former President of the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences.

In Russia, Roger Smith is involved in the world of contemporary dance, practices a form of 'musical movement', walks and, for his own pleasure, has written stories and two novels. All of this has informed his book 'The Sense of Movement', which we are proud to publish.

A Sense Of Movement

Peter Barham has been writing, and engaging critically, in the field of madness for more than fifty years. His work has straddled clinical & social research, psychoanalysis, historical inquiry, practical initiative, mental health activism, philanthropic activity, and film making. The focus of his work (in mental hospitals and outside, and in the archive) has mainly been on people with psychoses, especially long-term schizophrenia diagnoses, or what used to be known as chronic schizophrenia. A central concern that has long informed his work is the problem of the social worth, or value, of the ‘mentally ill’ in modern societies - not least the way in which they have been demeaned in dominant psychiatric traditions.

Barham holds a Ph.D in modern history from Cambridge and in abnormal psychology from Durham. He was made a fellow of the British Psychological Society in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to psychological approaches to the understanding of psychosis”.

Barham has worked internationally to promote mental health reform, working with the Department of Health, the World Health Organisation and his self-founded trust, the Hamlet Trust.