I am an academic psychologist at the University of Nottingham and author. On these pages you can find out about my research interests, my writings, and also about a house that we own in Spain that is available for rent - it is a good place for writing!
After bricklaying and lorry driving I became a psychologist specialising in the study of traumatic stress, particularly in relation to war experience, and have since conducted research in many areas. I take an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of stress and trauma, with a particular focus on understanding the role of personal and social narratives surrounding how people deal with stressful and traumatic situations. This was dealt with in my recent book, Memory, War and Trauma (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
I currently supervise around a dozen PhD students who are conducting research into a number of areas, such as the impact of the war in Iraq on Iraqi civilians, using narrative techniques to help the victims of earthquakes, the role of post-traumatic growth, intergenerational transmission of trauma in Communist Czechoslovakia, and the role of social support in cancer sufferers.
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