Stephanie Aspin

Stephanie Aspin



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I'm originally from London but have lived between London and Norwich since graduating from UEA with a degree in English Literature in 1989. I hold a dual research background in literature (PhD The Poetry of Ted Berrigan, Dundee, 2000) and counselling/psychotherapy (PhD Poetry/Therapy, UEA, 2020). I'm a qualified integrative therapist with a small private practice in Norwich where I specialize in working with neurodivergent clients.

My research interests are broad, and I frequently engage in interdisciplinary work that uses poetics and literary theory to explore psychological phenomena. I often use creative arts methods in my work. Currently, I'm investigating imposter syndrome in academia and adult autistics' experiences of high school. I'm also working on a book about the relationship between poetic practice and the psyche, which is set to be published in 2024 by PCCS Books. My work also engages with social class, racialization, and mechanisms of structural social exclusion.

Since 2004, I've been working at UEA, and I'm currently the course director for the MA in Higher Education Practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Association of Person Centred Creative Arts

Award Date: 10 Dec 2022

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 14 Jul 2022

Award Date: 1 Aug 2019

Bachelor of Science, Middlesex University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee

Award Date: 3 Jan 2000

Master of Arts, University of Sussex

Award Date: 1 Sep 1990

University of Cambridge

Award Date: 3 Jul 1990

Bachelor of Arts, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 14 Jul 1989