Claire Moran

Claire Moran


  • 1.11 Queens Building

  • Room 2.16, Queens Building

Personal profile

Academic Background

A Psychotherapist and Lecturer (FHEA) with an interdisciplinary background across the humanities and psychology/ psychotherapy. I have worked in the NHS for over a decade, specialising in child & adolescent mental health and forensics.. My work concerns understanding and treating the effects of relational trauma across the lifespan, contextualised within a system causing and maintaining health inequalities. I am critical of the medical model of mental health, and interested in addressing social determinants of mental health such as poverty, gender, violence and oppression. My work is informed by developmental, relational and psychoanalytical theory as well as intersectional perspectives concerning race, gender and class. I am interested in the politics of mental health; societal inequalities; family and the care system; the effects of poverty and substance use, and the relational power structures that oppress and cause harm. I am also particularly interested in harmful and violent behaviour, such as sex offending and the online culture of misogyny, and the relationship between gender, violence and trauma.

Administrative Posts

Module Lead for Intro II Histories, Theories & Methods on MA Medical & Health Humanites (assessment design, curriculum planning, moderation activities)

Module Lead for MSc OTP1 and OTP2 - includes moderation       

Panel member for FMH FACP

Member of UEA Staff Development Committee  

Member of ACAT Ethics Committee

Editor for Reformulation (ACAT)


Trustee for FPSA (Foundation for Professionals in Services to Adolescents)

Consultancy for SenSI Treatment LTD (Children's therapies/ adopted children)

Psychotherapist in NHS / HM Prisons

Volunteer Speaker for NACOA 

Areas of Expertise

Psychotherapy/ psychology (developmental/ psychoanalytic/ relational theory)

The politics of mental health/ social determinants (inequalities, oppression, violence, poverty, care system, class)

Harmful behaviour - violence, sexual offending, cultures of misogyny online (interdisciplinary perspectives - feminism/ psychology/ psychoanalysis/ sociology)

Therapeutic use of self/ therapeutic communication skills

Child and adolescent mental health

Interdsciplinary perspectives on death and dying/ endings

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 27 Feb 2014

Bachelor of Arts, University of Bristol

Award Date: 27 Jul 2007

External positions

Psychotherapist, HM Prisons, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

2014 → …

Media Expertise

  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Gender politics
  • Child development