Distinguished Kleinian child and adult psychoanalyst Dr Athol Hughes died in November 2019, aged 98. Influenced by analysts such as Clifford Scott, Donald Meltzer and Hanna Segal, Canadian-born Hughes undertook her analytic training in London in the 1960s and continued to live and work in the UK for the rest of her life.
As well as seeing patients in private practice, she was a psychologist at Brunel University and taught regularly in Italy. She also helped to develop training at the Birmingham Trust for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, where for more than 20 years she gave lectures and seminars and supervised adult and child psychotherapists on their training cases. She edited and wrote a chapter for The Inner World and Joan Riviere – Collected Papers, which was published in 1991.