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Reader in Media and Collective Psychology, Newcastle University

Darren Kelsey is Reader in Media and Collective Psychology in the School of Arts and Cultures at Newcastle University. His research and teaching combines the work of Carl Jung (and other psychoanalysts) with myth theory and discourse analysis to study the role of storytelling and mythology in media, politics and society. Darren's research has shown how the mythological, psychological and ideological dynamics of storytelling play an affective role in our personal and collective lives.


  • –present
    Deputy Head of Media, Culture, Heritage at Newcastle University, Newcastle University


  • 2010 
    Cardiff University, PhD