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

Upcoming Events

The October 2023 event will be announced in the first part of 2023.

Previous Events

Annual Update – Held 26 October 2022

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Prof Jane Fisher
Professor of Global Health
Monash University

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Dr Belinda Liddell
Research Fellow, Deputy Director
Refugee Trauma Recovery Program, UNSW

Event outline

For STARTTS’ 2022 Annual Research Symposium, Dr Jane Fisher, Finkel Professor of Global Health, Monash University and Co-Director Division of Planetary Health and Director Global and Women’s Health will share her recent research on the exposure to trauma in refugee women, depression, and the link to poorer child development. Dr Belinda Liddell, a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of NSW and the Deputy Director of the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program, will present her recent research on exposure to torture and trauma and brain functionality. In its seventh year, 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.

Annual Update – Held on 27 October 2021

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Prof Suresh Sundram
Psychiatrist
Monash University

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Prof Susan Rees
Professor
University of NSW

Event outline

For our 2021 research symposium, Professor Suresh Sundram shared his recent research on the demoralisation of people seeking asylum going through the refugee determination process. This was followed by Professor Susan Rees who presented recent research on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of people from refugee backgrounds. In its sixth year, 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. The presentation recordings and slide PDFs appear below.

Annual Update – Held on 28 October 2020

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A/Prof Simon Rosenbaum
School of Psychiatry
University of NSW

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Dr Sue Watt
Social Psychologist/ Researcher
University of New England

Event outline

In 2020 Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum presented recent research on sport and physical activity in the treatment of refugees survivors of torture and trauma. Dr Sue Watt presented research about community acceptance of refugees in a new refugee resettlement location, Armidale, NSW.

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