Biography

Suky's first degree in Social Anthropology gave her an extensive understanding of the ways in which societies work, and furthered her interest in families, couples and social systems. She followed this with a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate, and spent several years teaching in schools, further and adult education. She also worked as a nursery school inspector for OFSTED and as a research assistant at the University of London's Institute of Education.

A lifelong interest in the human mind inspired her to undertake a degree in psychology, followed by further postgraduate training. Since qualifying as a Chartered Psychologist, Suky has worked with both adults and adolescents in various settings within the NHS, and has built up a successful private practice. She is currently based in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where she specialises in working with older adolescents.

One of her ongoing research interests is the phenomenon of cyber-bullying. She presented a paper on the role of the bystander in cyber-bullying to the first Global Conference on Bullying and the Abuse of Power (Salzburg, 2009), and developed it as a workshop for use in schools and the workplace.


Media

She has also served as an advisor on the psychology of fictional characters for several film productions, and contributed her expertise to articles in the popular press, including the following:

'Tell Me I'm Not Beach Body Ready!' (Stylist Magazine)

High Anxiety (The Sunday Times)

A Psychologist Analyzes the Fights Couples Have in Ikea (VICE)

Entrevistamos a la psicóloga que ha estudiado las broncas de pareja (Trendencias - in Spanish)

When did we forget to feel average? (Marie Claire)