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International Trauma Consortium

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The International Trauma Consortium (ITC) is a collaboration of researchers and clinicians working in the field of traumatic stress studies. Our goal is to advance the science and practice of psychotraumatology in order to improve the lives of people affected by trauma.

To achieve our goal, the ITC aims to:

1. Develop valid and reliable methods of assessing trauma and trauma-related disorders, and make these tools freely available.

2. Gather systematic data from around the world on the prevalence of trauma and trauma-related distress.

3. Identify important risk- and protective factors associated with trauma-related distress across the lifespan and in various cultural contexts. 

4. Develop preventative strategies to minimize the impact of trauma across the lifespan and in various cultural contexts.

5. Develop efficacious and cost-effective treatments for Complex PTSD that are relevant across the lifespan and in various cultural contexts.​

6. Disseminate and communicate our discoveries to the scientific community and the general public.  

Consortium members:

ChairDr. Philip Hyland, Maynooth University, Ireland.

Prof Menachem Ben-Ezra, Ariel University, Israel.

Prof Jonathan Bisson, Cardiff University, Wales.

Prof Chris Brewin, University College London, England.

Prof Marylene Cloitre, National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training Division, USA.

Prof Thanos Karatzias, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.

Prof Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, University of Vienna, Austria.

Prof Andreas Maercker, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Neil Roberts, Cardiff University, and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Wales.

Prof Mark Shevlin, Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

Dr. Frédérique Vallières, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Dr. Xenia Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Dr. Rahel Bachem, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Manon Boeschoten, Arq National Psychotrauma Center, Netherlands.

Dr. Kristina Bondjers, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Prof Wai Tong Chien, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Dr. Hyunjung Choi, Chungbuk National University, South Korea.

Dr. Eleonora Cunha Veiga Costa, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal. 

Dr. Michael Duffy, Queen's University Belfast, Nothern Ireland. 

Ms. Marloes Eidhof, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, Centrum ’45, Netherlands.

Ms. Carmen Fernández-Fillol, Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC), University of Granada, Spain.

Dr Ralph Fretz, Psychologist, Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care Coordinator, Youth Services Department, Palm Beach County, Florida.

Dr Junichi Fujita, Yokohama City University, Japan.

Ms. Marieke van Gelderen, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, Centrum ’45, Netherlands.

Dr Samantha Gerdes, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Veterans' Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, England.

Prof. Robin Goodwin, Warwick University, England.

Dr. Ohad Gilbar, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Dr. Ibrahim Gundogmus, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Medical Faculty, Turkey.

Dr. Tobias Hecker, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Dr. Mariette Henning-Pugh, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK. 

Dr. Grace W.K. Ho, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Dr. Wai Kai Hou, The Education University, Hong Kong.

Dr. Sachiko Inoue, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan.

Dr. Jackie June ter Heide, Arq National Psychotrauma Center, Netherlands.

Dr. Evaldas Kazlauskas, Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Dr. Matthias Knefel, University of Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Clare Killikelly, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Marina Letica-Crepulja, University of Rijeka, Croatia.  

Dr. Yafit Levin, Ariel University, Israel.

Dr. Louisa Lorenz, University of Zurich, Switzerland. 

Dr. Eoin McElroy, University of Leicester, England.

Dr. Amaury Mengin, University of Strasbourg & Strasbourg University Hospital, France.

Prof. Miranda Olff, University of Amsterdam and Arq Psychotrauma Research Center, Netherlands.

Dr. Asil Özdoğru, Üsküdar University, Turkiye.

Dr. Bojana Pejuskovic, Institute of Mental Health & University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Project Believe, Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC), University of Granada, Spain.

Dr. José Rocha, CESPU and Center for Trauma and Grief Psychology (CPTL), Porto, Portugal.

Dr. Julie Rolling, University of Strasbourg & Strasbourg University Hospital, France.

Mr. Rodolfo Rossi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.

Dr Cansu Ünsal, Health Science University Gülhane Medical Faculty, Turkey.

Dr. Pei-Jung (Annie) Yang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

The Havens, NHS King's College Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, England.


If you would like to get in contact to join the consortium, to collaborate, or for any other reason, please email me.

Maynooth University, County Kildare, Ireland

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