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Research Profile

Ms Cecilia Love  

Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Address:1-3 Museum Place

Research Interests

  • Subjectivity and Experience
  • Psychoanalytic phenomenology and post-colonial theory
  • Relationship based social work practice
  • Psycho-social methods in social work practice
  • Intimacy and interracial families
  • Political dimensions of international and domestic transracial adoption


Cecilia Love has worked in private and public sector contexts. She is a qualified social worker and maintains an interest in advancing a feminist agenda in social work research, policy and practice.

Teaching Profile


  • MA Social Work lecturer

Seminar Leader

  • 2nd Year Gender and Sexuality
  • 2nd Year Psychology and social behaviour
  • 1st Year Key Ideas social theory
  • 1st Year Introduction to social psychology

PhD Topic/ Area

Experiencing Transracial Adoption: A psycho-social exploration


Prof Valerie Walkerdine

Prof Emma Renold