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NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

2023 – Latest Research on Effective Interventions and Models for Torture and Refugee Trauma

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Prof Suresh Sundram
Monash University

Dr Linda Bartolomei
UNSW

Adjunct A/Prof Eileen Pittaway
UNSW

For STARTTS’ 2023 Annual Research Symposium, held on 29 November 2023, Associate Professor Eileen Pittaway and Dr Linda Albina Bartolomei, from the University of NSW and authors of ‘Only Rape! Human Rights and Gender Equality for Refugee Women: From Refugee Camps to the United Nations’, shared recent research on sexual assault and gender-based violence amongst refugee women. Professor Suresh Sundram, from Monash University presented the recent research on how age and environmental factors predict psychological symptoms in adolescent refugees during the initial post-resettlement phase.

STARTTS’ annual research symposium aims to summarise the latest information and research in the field of refugee trauma; ranging from advances in neuroscience and impacts of torture and trauma to the newest findings on clinical implications, interventions and outcomes. It brings together the expertise of well-known Australian researchers whose work has gained wide international recognition.

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