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School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
+64 3 369 3999 ext. 6692
I'm working on two projects: 1) writing on Baudrillard and Lacanian psychoanalysis; 2) a psychosocial approach to Alzheimer's dementia
Victoria’s fields of research and teaching are interdisciplinary with a focus on psychosocial studies. Her major interests include gender, social theory, health and medicine, 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 are on topics related to the work of Jean Baudrillard, Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychosocial health and embodiment, and 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 engaged in clinical training in Lacanian psychoanalysis in France. She is currently writing a book on Baudrillard and Psychoanalysis, which 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. Victoria is Adjunct Professor, Sociology, at University College Cork, Ireland. In this setting she is developing research in the field of Alzheimer's Dementia using a neurophenomenological approach.Victoria is a Board member of Moral Foundations of Economy and Society Research Centre, UCC and WIT Ireland.