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Dr James Vicars

James Vicars began as a journalist and creative writer before coming to academic research. However, his interest in PACJA comes from a similar source: ‘It’s my interest in people, what makes them tick, how they interact and how they come to understand themselves’, he says. ‘The Journal engages me because it is developing a research profile in this space as well as extending understanding of the wider practice of psychotherapists and counsellors today.’ Besides editing numerous publications and a literary magazine, New England Review, in the 1990s, he has worked as a communications consultant, as an editor, and as a teacher, lecturer and writing mentor. He has specialised scholarly interests in the areas of life writing and biofiction, about which he spoke in January on a panel at the MLA Convention, the world’s largest gathering of scholars in the humanities. As well as refereed journal articles and chapters in scholarly publications published in 2017, he has recently finalised an account of the life of Australia’s first woman pilot, Millicent Bryant. He has been awarded fellowships from the NSW Ministry for the Arts and the Eleanor Dark Foundation, and been an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Arts at the University of New England since 2014.

Editorial Board

Dr. Kim Dunphy 
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Creative Arts and Music Therapy Research Unit, University of Melbourne
Dr. Tristan Snell
Lecturer, Master of Counselling, Monash University, Melbourne
Dr. Elizabeth Day
Senior Lecturer, Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Australian College of Applied Psychology, and Senior Lecturer, Master of Psychotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Gina O’Neill
Registered Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Educator, NSW
Dr. Angela Mornane
Lecturer, Master of Counselling, and Offshore Student Advisor & Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria
Dr. Alexandra Bloch-Atefi
Lecturer, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide