Born in Bombay, two days before India’s Independence, Bruce attended the Cathedral & John Connon School, Bombay up to 1965 and sang in the choir of St. Thomas’ Cathedral. He left for the UK in 1966, did a B.Sc (Econ) degree at Kingston Polytechnic (1967-70) then an M.Phil. at the London School of Economics (1971-1973).
At the LSE he was introduced to the newly-formed core of what was to become London’s first University based Gay Soc. with people like Aubrey Walters, David Fernbach, Jeffrey Weeks and David Starkey. The Gay Liberation Front formed as a result of the Stonewall riots in the USA two years before and Bruce came out with great exhilaration and chose an ‘exotic’ subject for his research – the politicisation of deviance.
Based in Central London, he now works widely and specifically with survivors of addictions, sexuality, self-harm, sexual, physical and spiritual abuse and trauma. He is Founder-member of Tribhuvan Threefold Psycho-spiritual Dramatherapy and is associated with a number of UK universities as trainer, supervisor and external examiner with a special interest in the development of multi-cultural clinical Creative Arts Therapy practice with marginalised populations.
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