Refugee Trauma & Recovery Program
A research program dedicated to understanding the psychological and neurobiological effects of refugee trauma and pathways to recovery
If you would like to enquire about participating in our research projects, please click the "Enter your details" button and we will contact you by telephone, with an interpreter if needed. You can also contact us directly on 1300-130-700.
If you would like to refer someone to our program, please obtain their permission and enter their details below. We will contact them by telephone, with an interpreter if needed, to provide them with more information about our research.
All information provided by participants is considered highly confidential and is only accessed by the research team..
The Refugee Adjustment Study is an Australia-wide study, which aims to examine the potential role of resettlement factors on refugee adjustment over time. We also hope to understand the possible mechanisms through which resettlement might affect psychological wellbeing. Find Out More...
The Experiences of Refugees Study aims to understand how refugee experiences affect beliefs and emotions. Find Out More...
The Coping With Stress Study aims to understand how individuals from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds cope in difficult situations. Find Out More...
'Tell Your Story' is an innovative online program designed specifically for refugee men. Users can read and hear advice from other refugee men about what they found useful when dealing with stress. The program contains twelve online chapters with videos and information about stress. The program is available in Arabic, Farsi and Tamil. You can access the program privately, on your phone or a computer at times that suit you. Find Out More...
The refugee neuroimaging project aims to build an understanding of the brain processes that underpin some of the key traumatic stress reactions experienced by refugees. These include difficulties processing emotions, managing stress, relating to others and dealing with loss and separation. This project is being conducted in collaboration with STARTTS to inform the development of new tools and strategies for supporting the recovery of refugees. Find Out More...
The Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program is staffed by an experienced team of clinicians and researchers.
Professor Richard Bryant
Professor Ulrich Schnyder
Dr Naser Morina
Dr Lonneke Lenferink
Dr Susan Li
Dr Miriam Den
Dr Ola Ahmed
Dr Jessica Cheung
Dr Ly Huynh
TRAUMATIC STRESS CLINIC
WESTMEAD MILLENIUM INSTITUTE
176 HAWKSBURY ROAD
SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Hoffman, J., Liddell, B. J., Bryant, R. A. & Nickerson, A. (2018). The relationship between moral injury appraisals, trauma exposure and mental health in refugees. Depression and Anxiety, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22787
For a list of our publications, click here.