Editing

“Simon is not only an incredibly careful copy editor but also an astute reader of psychoanalytic cultural theory. He offered very helpful comments on a section of my feminism paper where the argument tended to break down. It’s great to have someone of his caliber on the journal staff!”

Prof. Janice Haaken (Portland State University)

“I have nothing but praise for Dr Thomas’s work. He is an excellent colleague, utterly reliable, scrupulous and honest.”

Dr Peter Redman (Editor, Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society)

“I found him to be an exceptionally scrupulous worker – providing highly intelligent reports that were useful to clients when thinking about their work. He also has an impressive range of knowledge in the realms of both literature and psychology/psychoanalysis which would be an asset to research and teaching jobs alike.”

Rebecca Swift (The Literary Consultancy)

“I would be very grateful if you would pass on my sincere thanks to Simon Thomas for his very helpful and astute comments he made on an earlier submission of mine, Rediscovered Sutras. These have been of immense help to me.”

Ken Moore (poetry client)

Teaching

“He delivered classes at the interface between psychotherapy and philosophy, which were received with great enthusiasm amongst the students, and which demonstrated Mr Thomas’s excellent pedagogical skills. He is thus not only endowed with considerable academic ability, but also with a talent for transmitting this to his audience.”

Dr Martin Liebscher (UCL, University of London)

“Simon is an unusually gifted and inventive teacher with a huge base of knowledge in analytical and archetypal psychology, philosophy and poetry, and possesses great passion for his subject. His multi-media and idiosyncratic teaching style, which incorporated music, film and other visual extracts and brought Hillman’s complex thinking to vivid life, has been instrumental in nurturing my interest.”

Karin Paish (Diploma student, Birkbeck College)

“His lessons are intellectually stimulating and encourage the student to think in greater depth. He also encouraged my son to expand his reading and develop a more open attitude towards literature. By approaching written work through a subject area of real interest to my son, he was able to motivate a reluctant student of English Literature.”

Lynne Woolams (private client, London)

Academic

“The candidate is extremely well read in a multitude of discourses such as French postmodern theory, German idealism, psychology and psychiatry and its history, literary and aesthetic theory, philosophy of history and history proper. He demonstrates an in-depth knowledge and understanding of these discourses, moves between them with ease and displays an astounding ability to draw them together in fruitful ways.”

Prof. Juergen Barkhoff (PhD examiner, Trinity College, Dublin)

“It is certainly not a typical PhD thesis, but a great theoretical work, which moves within the realms of a negative metaphysics.”

Prof. Dr Silvio Vietta (PhD examiner, Universitaet Hildesheim)

“Dr Thomas’s contribution to my research seminars and workshops has been consistently outstanding. He has been one of the most original thinkers amongst the graduate students whom I have had the pleasure of supervising to date. As a published poet and translator of poetry Dr Thomas commands a rare sense of linguistic subtlety. Intellectual curiosity, imagination and attention to detail are hallmarks of his personality.”

Prof. Ruediger Goerner (PhD supervisor, Queen Mary, University of London)

“I was impressed by his intelligence, his lyric gifts, his wide-ranging knowledge of British and North American poetry, and his intellectual curiosity. He was also well-versed in French and German poetry. His own poetry had achieved a significant degree of mastery of form and intellectual clarity, and was quite original. He seemed to have a passionate mind, and brought both energy and discipline to his work with us.”

Prof. Rosanna Warren (Boston University, USA)

“At Warwick he was judged an exceptionally intelligent and creative young man and his distinction was well-deserved.”

Dr Christine Battersby (Warwick University)