Sinéad McCausland is a University of Kent Paris School of Arts MA student in Film. Her research interests lie within the fields of psychoanalytic film and the medical humanities. During her time studying for a BA in English Literature at Cardiff University, she gained training in film through the BFI and NFTS, was a young jury member for the 2017 London Film Festival, and was appointed a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit to mentor her in screenwriting. Currently, she is working on research into the history of the Hôpital Salpêtrière and female hysteria, as well as on the similarities between the doctor/patient relationship and the director/spectator bond. She is also working on a thesis on Jean Cocteau’s use of mirrors in his films and his poetry, and hopes to turn this into a documentary.