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Lotte-Hoareau Lynda

Doctor in psychopathology and psychoanalysis, research engineer, CNRS





Lynda Lotte-Hoareau has dual training in moral philosophy (Paris IV) and in clinical psychology (Paris VII) (Thesis title: “Support for maternal psychological vulnerabilities during the perinatal period and prevention strategies within a networking approach – The invention of an early clinic: Socio-History 1970-2010”). She defended her thesis in 2017 and continued research falling simultaneously within the fields of perinatal psychopathology, clinical aspects of subjects with a disability, and the supporting of self-sufficiency in healthcare for persons with a neuromuscular illness.

Within the framework of multidisciplinary collaboration, she has participated in numerous projects on the prevention of early mother/baby disorders during the perinatal period and/or during pregnancy with high perinatal risk and psychological disability. Institutional partners include the UNAF, the MSH Lorraine as well as the regional maternity clinic in Nancy. For several years, Lynda Lotte-Hoareau was a Consultant at the Perinatal psychopathology research unit at the Public Institute for Health Erasme (in Antony), whose research work (PHRC) focused notably on modes of care for families with multiple vulnerabilities (in particular, mothers with borderline personality disorders) and the prevention of maternal abuse.

Since 2016, she collaborates with the AFM-Telethon in the context of a pilot project entitled: “Capitalisation and formalisation of tools and practices for accompanying self-care in health, based on the experience of the AFM-Telethon, with a view to their reproducibility and diffusion”. This experiment, lasting 5 years, is part of the National Health Strategy, which aims to reassert the role of users as actors in their health care itineraries by supporting their participation in innovative approaches to accompaniment. In this project, Lynda Lotte-Hoareau is responsible for observation/analysis of field work carried out in the Reunion Island (Regional Service of the AFM-Telethon and Reference centre for neuromuscular illnesses and SLA CHU Saint-Pierre).

She was winner of the research award Unafam (2019) in Human and Social Sciences for her psychopathology and psychoanalytic thesis on the prevention and care of early mother/baby relationship disorders in the pre and immediate post partum period. The award enabled financing an exploratory study in Reunion Island on the prevention of parental psychological difficulties during the perinatal period, and on counselling in parenting. 

Lynda Lotte-Hoareau is jury president for external competitive examinations of CNRS engineers (since 2018), as well as a member of the editorial board of the sociology of the family journal “Recherches Familales” (Unaf) and one of those responsible for CR08-Sociology of the family of the AISLF, since January 2019.

She is presently teaching psychology at the Institut de Psychologie at the University Paris-Descartes.

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