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School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
+64 3 369 3999 ext. 6692
I am currently writing a book on Baudrillard and Psychoanalysis.
Victoria’s fields of research and teaching are interdisciplinary with a focus on psychosocial studies. Her major interests include gender, social theory, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the work of Jean Baudrillard. Victoria has been the recipient of research grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society. She held the Maria Goeppert Mayer International Guest Professorship in Interdisciplinary Research on Women and Gender at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and has held visiting scholar positions at the University of Toledo, US; the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London; the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Unit, University of Oxford. Victoria’s writings have been on topics related to the work of Jean Baudrillard, Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychosomatics and psychoanalysis, and a Marsden funded study on discourses of DNA as evidence in the forensic context. She has numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of social theory, and research investigating the interface of social discourse and medicine. From 2013 till 2016 Victoria has engaged in clinical training in Lacanian psychoanalysis in France. She is currently writing a book on Baudrillard and Psychoanalysis. This work develops Baudrillard’s critique of Lacanian psychoanalysis, and reflects on the implications for the psychoanalytic field, both as a clinical practice and a theoretical source for socio-political analysis.