Hello, my name is Marina Rova, welcome to my personal website.

As a therapist, educator, researcher and author, I consider myself to be a cultural nomad. My personal and professional journey have taken me across borders, through the unfamiliar to different ways of knowing. It is this curiosity about multiplicity that nourishes my practice and research.

Born in a suburb of Athens, Greece and with a background in teaching dance I moved to London in 2002. I moved my way through undergraduate dance studies, to postgraduate dance movement psychotherapy training and clinical work, to interdisciplinary doctorate research, to lecturing on vocational programmes and academic writing. 

I am course director for the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a research-active academic of the department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies I lecture on a range of subjects covering theory and practice, research methods, experiential learning and clinical supervision. I also supervise PhD research in the arts therapies, practice-based research and their associated subject areas. 

I have a small private practice providing clinical supervision and reflective practice to health professionals and community practitioners. 

I am passionate about  creative practice as a source for personal development and holistic health. My recent and current research collaborations reflect this.

I am also interested in the lived experience of migration and I am exploring this through embodied autoethnographic research ‘On Becoming a Cultural Nomad’.

See my recent publications and news for more information or contact me to enquire about my services.



Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology 
MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy
PgDip Dance Movement Psychotherapy
BA Hons Dance
Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Certificate

Registered therapist with ADMP UK 
Bradford Dementia Group (Dementia Care Mapper)
Society of Analytical Psychology (Supervision Certificate)