Dr Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic. Her latest book, Bodies (2009), discusses the ways in which bodies today are becoming sites of display and manufacture rather than a place to live from.
Susie pioneered the treatment of disordered eating in the United Kingdom. As co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre she provided programmes for women and their families to address the psychology of eating and obesity. She was a Keynote Speaker at the UK Government’s Body Image Summit and at the Vienna Body Image Summit.
Susie is the author of Fat Is A Feminist Issue (2006) which was an instant classic, reflecting on our increasingly diet and body-obsessed society.
Susie has been a consultant at the World Bank, is advising a major beauty brand how to expand its representation of beauty and is convenor of ANYBODY, the group working with industry, government and the voluntary sector to tackle eating problems and increase body diversity.
Harold Searles, who wrote so poignantly about the people he worked with and about his own emotional responses. Thank you. RIP