School of Health in Social Science

Melissa Dunlop

​​​​​​​I am a doctoral researcher and a practicing Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist.

My research explores developments in 21st-century fiction as a means of understanding and communicating contemporary experience and social phenomena. Using fiction as a method, I consider the place and value of therapeutic thought and practice within this context.

Alongside my doctoral research, I practice as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist and read the odd novel.


Contemporary Fiction and Psychotherapy: Meetings in the Shadowlands
This project explores the relationship between contemporary fiction and psychotherapeutic practice, using the philosophy of Paul Ricœur as a touchstone.