The Centre has been involved in a variety of research activities. While recognising that trauma can be devastating in many ways to peoples' lives, their communities and even societies, our research is informed by the observation made through many studies that trauma can also be a springboard to personal and social development. We are at the forefront of this new area of research known as post-traumatic growth.
In conjunction with the Trust Research and Development team, in 2002, The Centre received a grant of £40000 from The Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Trust (Children for Peace) and the Northern Ireland Office to conduct a 'Needs analysis of GB Victims of the Northern Ireland Conflict'. The Legacy Project was launched at the House of Commons on 5 November 2003.
Staff associated with the Centre have published extensively in peer review journals on the topic of trauma, and have presented at a number of national and international conferences. A full list of our publications can be found below: