Western Sydney University’s Trauma and Resilience Research Group within the Translational Health Research Institute is undertaking research to understand the impact of trauma and adversity.
Experts from the group – Dr Natalie Morrison, Dr Elizabeth Conroy and Dr Anna Denejkina – will present a seminar on 26 October as part of the University’s Research Week, exploring the foundations of trauma and resilience research.
According to Dr Morrison, research shows that in Australia up to 75 per cent of the general population might be exposed to a potentially traumatic event in their lifetime.
“Trauma research is a large and diverse research domain – from biologically based research, through to psychometrics, extending into mental health and clinical psychology and more broadly across sociology and history too,” said Dr Morrison.
“Our Research Week webinar, Traumatic Stress: An Introduction, will explain what traumatic stress is and what it may look like and why trauma impacts can be so intense and long-lasting.”