PHD SUPERVISION

"...despite her status as an internationally renowned author and scholar, when I reached out to Dr. Tosh to say how much I appreciated her work, what I found was a warm, compassionate, and approachable person, who goes above and beyond to support ALL women."

- Dr. Diana Kuhl, The University of Western Ontario

I supervise research projects that use qualitative methodologies. I have a particular interest in research that includes discursive and critical approaches, as well as projects that look at issues from multiple perspectives and/or disciplines. My research interests include:

- Sexual abuse and violence

- Gender (incl. cisgender men and women, Two Spirit, intersex, trans, and nonbinary genders)

- Sexuality, queer psychology

- Conversion/reparative therapies, abuse in therapy

- Sanism, pathologisation, medicalisation

- The history of psychology and psychiatry

- Critical discursive psychology

- Critical intersectionality theory

- Media representations

- Feminism(s)

I am a Doctor of Psychology, a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a Member of the Canadian Psychological Association. I specialise in the psychology of gender and trauma, particularly the intersections of gender and sexuality in experiences of sexual violence. I have published several books on these topics including Perverse Psychology (2014), Psychology and Gender Dysphoria: Feminist and Transgender Perspectives (Tosh, 2016) and The Body and Consent in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Medicine: A Therapeutic Rape Culture (Tosh, 2020). I was awarded the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Postgraduate Prize for my PhD research on the medicalisation of sexual violence, and in 2020 I received a Research Award from the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) for my published work regarding transgender youth. 

I am a queer, nonbinary immigrant who is a survivor of sexual abuse. I have written about my experiences in my latest book chapter, 'Sexual Abuse and Surviving with(in) Psychology' in #MeToo: Counsellors and Psychotherapists Speak About Sexual Violence and Abuse.

Previous Student(s):

Kuhl, D. (2019). Death of the Clinic: Trans-forming the Clinical Gaze to Counter Epistemic Violence. The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. (Supervisory Committee, Lead Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Martino.

Contact

Email: jtosh@psygentra.com

Please contact your university to check if they allow external supervisors/supervisory committee members.

** Students do not need to be local, online supervision is offered.