Dr Myna Trustram studied history at the universities of Essex and Bristol. Her book, Women of the Regiment: Marriage and the Victorian Army was published by Cambridge University Press in 1984 and re-printed in 2008.
Myna has worked in museums for over twenty years, holding curatorial, management and research posts in London, Southampton, Preston and Manchester.
In 2008 she completed the Tavistock Clinic's MA in Organisational Consultancy and in 2009 the Institute of Group Analysis introductory course in group analysis. Her writing and research about the symbolic meaning of museums and collecting integrates these psychoanalytic, museological and historical strands. She is particularly influenced by Tavistock group relations theory, Winnicott and Bollas. She is currently an independent cultural consultant specialising in research and evaluation.