Now semi-retired and working as a performance poet,  Julia Cutmore has a 35 year career history of teaching and course development in social work, medicine, counselling, organisational management and health advocacy.  Recent work has included teaching feminist psychoanalysis, developing postgraduate studies in medical ethics and law and running workshops on death. She has published 3 collections of poetry to date.  

Teaching

  • DAF210 Healing Traditions and Beliefs and Contemporary Psychotherapy (i)

    In this module, we will explore a variety of healing traditions including the role of so-called 'witches', shamans and medicine men and women, and group ceremonies such as those in Balinese dance cultures and American Indian sweat lodges and wilderness quests. We will also look at contemporary approaches to eco-psychology and the increasing interest in the relationship between human beings and nature for healing people, animals and the earth. Psychotherapy and its relationship to healing traditions will be discussed with a particular focus on work by Jung (analytical psychology), Assagioli (psychosynthesis), Thomas Moore (care of the soul) and Ken Wilbur (transpersonal psychology).

  • DAF211 Healing Traditions and Beliefs and Contemporary Psychotherapy (ii)

    This module will provide students with the opportunity to conduct more extensive study and preparation, leading to the submission of a 3,000 word assignment based upon one of the themes covered in 'Healing Traditions and Beliefs and Contemporary Psychotherapy (i)'.

  • DAF304 Healing Traditions and Beliefs and Contemporary Psychotherapy (iii)

    In this module, we will explore a variety of healing traditions including the role of so-called 'witches', shamans and medicine men and women, and group ceremonies such as those in Balinese dance cultures and American Indian sweat lodges and wilderness quests. We will also look at contemporary approaches to eco-psychology and the increasing interest in the relationship between human beings and nature for healing people, animals and the earth. Psychotherapy and its relationship to healing traditions will be discussed with a particular focus on work by Jung (analytical psychology), Assagioli (psychosynthesis), Thomas Moore (care of the soul) and Ken Wilbur (transpersonal psychology).

  • DAF305 Healing Traditions and Beliefs and Contemporary Psychotherapy (iv)

    This module will provide students with the opportunity to conduct more extensive study and preparation, leading to the submission of a 3,000 word assignment based upon one of the themes raised in 'Healing Traditions and Beliefs and Contemporary Psychotherapy (iii)'.

  • SHP212 Care, Cure and Control: Medicine and Society 1500-2000

    This module explores the relationship between medicine and society in Britain since 1500, drawing on the themes such as plague, public health and poverty; psychiatry, sexual health and childbirth, and sensory disabilities and industrial rehabilitation. We will interrogate how the intersection of care, cure and control in medical history impacts on both historical and contemporary medical practice.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Coordinator of Personal Tutor Workshops - College of Medicine, Swansea University

    2005 - 2011

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2018 Present Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Education Department of Interprofessional Studies
2014 Present Associate Tutor Department of Adult and Continuing Education
2014 2016 Lecturer in Advocacy University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids
2002 2011 Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences College of Medicine, Swansea University
1991 2002 Consortium Manager Wales Post-qualification Consortium (Social Work), Swansea University

External Responsibilities

  • Radical performance poet, Live Poets Society

    2016 - Present

Key Grants and Projects

  • Death Symposium, Death Cafe and Death Studies 2019

    Initiating a series of activities of inter-professional work with health professionals and others in the community who work with death and dying, with Paul Marinaccio-Joseph, Chantal Patel