Guilaine Kinouani is a psychologist and equality consultant at Pearn Kandola. She is also in the final stages of completing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Her doctoral thesis focuses on racial trauma. It’s a phenomenological investigation of the emotional, behavioural, cultural and socio-historical factors that underpin experiences of racial injustice and race-based stress in people of African descent. There is a particular focus on intersectionality.
Her academic, clinical, and research interests are centred on issues of intersectionality, migration, racism, and social/structural inequality. Before her doctorate, Guilaine completed a degree in Cultural Studies, studied Psychology then Counselling Psychology after obtaining a Masters in Trans-cultural Mental Health. She has since completed further studies in psychoanalysis and in-group analysis.
Professionally, Guilaine Kinouani has worked with some of the most marginalised groups within inner city London and Paris. She has held a number of management/senior management posts focused on equality and inclusion in the field of community development, engagement and research. Previously, she has freelanced as a training and ‘race & culture’ consultant prior to starting her clinical psychology journey. She currently contributes to her own website and leads the Pearn Kandola twitter clinic every first Monday of the month.