Member of the Month

Samantha Banbury
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Meet Samantha Banbury, the ACS Member of the Month!

Samantha Banbury’s Bio:

Biographical Overview

Having worked in the substance misuse field for approx. 20 years, I have encountered service users with sexual dysfunction and paraphilia. I am a senior lecturer in psychology at London Metropolitan University in the UK, where I am involved in lecturing under and post graduate students, research and course curriculum design. Having developed an MSc Psychology of Mental health course which includes sexological components, I have since developed a short course in psychology and sexology which is set to launch in Sept 2018. I am excited to be in a position to share with others the psychosocial components of sexology through teaching, coaching and research. With input from fellow sexologists globally we can bring together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of the clinical, educational, and social applications of research and good working practices related to all aspects of human sexuality.

BSc (Hons) Psychology (major), Biology (minor) (Liverpool University-1997)
MSc in Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction (Institute of Psychiatry/Kings-1998)
PhD Psychology (Brunel University-2002)
Certificate in Psychological Counselling (Roehampton University-2001)
PG Cert in Teaching (London Met 2015)
MSc Health Psychology- accredited- in progress – Aston Uni
Sex Coaching – Loveology

Professional Memberships
British Psychological Society – chartered; trainee division health.
Chartered Scientist; Associate Fellow; Register of coaches; Special Group in Psychological Coaching’; Fellow of the Higher Education Framework (FHEA)
Course Design and course leader
MSc Psychology of Mental Health – Part theory and part practitioner skills, this course targets all areas of psychopathology via a biopsychosocial perspective.
CPD psychology and sexology – Part theory and part practitioner skills, this short course includes a diverse range of sexological matters relating to dysfunction, paraphilia, disability, aging, technology, culture and sexual violence.

Papers submitted and published (sample for 2017-2018)

Banbury, S., Visick, A, Yalcinkaya, E., & Chandler, C (2018). Men who have sex with lifelike robot dolls: A Foucauldian discourse analysis.
Fricker, N., Banbury, S., & Visick, A.(2018), Female domestic violence counsellors/psychotherapists: Attitudes towards addiction. An IPA. . Journal of Addiction Medicine & Therapy, 5(3), 139-143.
Parker, P., Banbury, S., & Chandler, C., (2018). The utility of measuring flourishing in substance and alcohol use disorders; a systematic review.
Vigodny, A., Banbury, S,. & Lusher, J, (2018). Procrastination and sexual orientation, and the role of conscientious and depression. Archives of Psychology, 2 (4), 1-15.
Durjava, D., Viseck, A ., & Banbury, S., (2018). Heroin Addiction in British Prisons: An IPA. Journal of Addiction Medicine & Therapy, 5 (2), 62-67.
Banbury, S., & Lusher, J., Athanasiadou-Lewis.,& Turner. J., (2017). Paraphilic Infantilism, Prior Childhood Abuse and Substance Misuse: Two case reports- Journal of Addiction Medicine & Therapy.
Afolabi, O., Bunce, L., Lusher, J, & Banbury, S. (2017). Postnatal depression, maternal-infant bonding and social support: A cross-cultural comparison of Nigerian and British mothers. International Journal of Mental Health, 7 (4), 1-7.