Dr Alicia Evans - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Alicia Evans is a Lacanian psychoanalyst and nurse academic, with a particular interest in anxiety, sexuality and group dynamics. In her work, she explores the way in which psychoanalytic and Foucauldian theories can provide new insights into how health care is both practised and governed. She has an abiding interest in politics and how the personal shapes the political, be that in relation to the group, the hospital or the nation.

Alicia teaches organisational culture and qualitative research methodology. She supervises a number of Higher Degree by Research students who are undertaking qualitative studies in the health field. In her current research, she is investigating how sexuality is governed in a long-stay psychiatric service.

In addition to her academic work, Alicia practises psychoanalysis and is the Secretary of The Freudian School of Melbourne, a school of Lacanian psychoanalysis, where she gives regular seminars. Prior to doing her PhD and joining the academy, Alicia worked in mental health institutions, hospitals, prisons and with the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist.


Phone :(03) 9953 3187 (Melbourne)
Email :Alicia.Evans@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Qualitative Research Methodologies ; Discourse Analysis ; social theory, gender, sexuality, Foucault, ; Mental Health ; Psychoanalysis ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative research methodologies ; Case-Study Research ; Ethnography ; Grounded Theory ; Phenomenology ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

No publication is currently recorded.