Emma Lightfoot

I graduated in 2004 with a First Class history degree (Cambridge) and went on to study 16mm filmmaking at the London Film Academy.

Then stepped into the film and television industry, with five years of script editing, including three series of Stephen Fry's ITV drama, Kingdom. In 2009 I began working as a freelance copywriter, spent time as part of a creative team, and now I'm back to my wordsmith roots as Head of Copy at R/GA London.

I'm also training as a psychoanalyst with the IGA [groupanalysis.org] and spend Wednesdays in clinical work in the NHS, and Thursdays in seminars.


2001 - 2004 BA History, University of Cambridge [First Class]
2005 - 2006 16mm filmmaking, London Film Academy [Distinction]

Psychoanalytic Training

2011 Foundation in Group Psychoanalysis, The Institute of Group Analysis
2012 Post Graduate Diploma in Group Psychoanalysis, Birkbeck University
2012 - 2013 Clinical Placement for Music Therapy, Jules Thorn Day Hospital
2013 Clinical Attachment to Consultant Psychiatrist, Homerton Hospital
2014 - 2017 (ongoing) Honorary Psychotherapist, City & Hackney Service
2016 - 2017 (ongoing) Qualifying Course in Group Psychoanalysis, The Institute of Group Analysis