Dr. Francesca Brencio is Adjunct at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the Western Sydney University (Australia) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Theology at Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg (Germany) till January 2016.
She completed her PhD in 2006 at the University of Perugia (Italy) and her research has focused on the relationship between Martin Heidegger’s philosophy and German Idealism, with special attention to the role played by Hegel and his concept of negativity.
Her work focuses on the relationship between phenomenology and psychiatry with a particular attention to Heidegger’s existential analytic of human being and its implication for psychiatry, as the Zollikon’s experience shows.
She has published on a wide range of topics related to the philosophy of Hegel and Heidegger, in several collaborative book projects and philosophical and medical journals, focusing on melancholia, anxiety, trauma and temporality. She is one of the invited authors of The Oxford Handbook in Phenomenological Psychopathology for OUP, editing by Giovanni Stanghellini, Matthew Broome et al.