Dr Hannah Proctor and Dr Akshi Singh have been awarded funding from the British Academy for a writing retreat as part of a project called ‘Migration and Racialisation: The Psyche and the Social’. As writers and academics who work in the field of medical humanities, the retreat brings together artists, writers and psychotherapists to explore the themes of the project.

Akshi Singh is Lecturer in Literature and Global Migrations at the University of Glasgow. In Defence of Leisure, a memoir about reading Marion Milner’s books, is forthcoming with Jonathan Cape in 2025. Since 2018, she has been training as a psychoanalyst with the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR).