PhD Candidate & Co-Director MA Psychoanalysis
Florian joins extensive professional expertise in the health-tech sector with a focus on corporate / business development and strategy (consulting) in start-ups and an academic background in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. He has received a BSc in neuroscience and psychology from University College Utrecht and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Global Centre for Advanced Studies and is currently a PhD candidate at the Global Centre for Advanced Studies. Born and raised in Berlin, Germany has lived and worked across Europe, most notably the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Germany as well as China, the Philippines, and the USA. His publications include pieces in philosophy as well as neuroscience. His most recent publication is an „An Empirical Inquiry into the Narratological Function of Mind-Wandering in Readers of Literary Texts“ published by Diegesis. His writing spans the fields of neuroscience, philosophy and psychoanalysis centered around Jungian analytical psychology. It focuses on Jungian Philosophy and its overlaps with Mythology, Ritual Studies, social media, Artificial Intelligence, Daoism, Mysticism, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience. He is especially interested in the attempts to construct identity as it is presented in these perspectives. He has self-published several books dealing with these topics which can be accessed at www.kleinau-publications.com. In Fall 2022 he has been appointed co-director of the MA in Psychoanalysis at GCAS College Dublin which will commence in October 2023. He has also been appointed co-director of the MBA programme at GCAS College Dublin which will commence in 2024/25. Besides this, Florian is engaged in GCAS’ development office where he helps the chancellor develop the organization. Together with his two daughters and wife he currently lives close to the Danish/German border enjoying divine sunsets and sunrises in the north of his home-country.