The Collaborative Network for Training and EXcellence in psychoTraumatology (CONTEXT) is a three-year doctoral training programme. The goal of CONTEXT is to conduct high quality, innovative research, build capacity and expertise, and foster innovative practice in the area of global psychotraumatology.
CONTEXT is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration between nine European partner organisations spanning the academic, non-governmental, voluntary, and public sectors. CONTEXT has three interconnected research programmes, each concerning a priority population in Europe:
- EU-based asylum seekers and refugees;
- Emergency-service personnel and humanitarian first-responders; and
- Survivors and perpetrators of childhood- and gender-based violence
Each research project has been designed to address current and emergent skill and professional deficiencies, essential for curbing the adverse social consequences of trauma-related psychological distress. Fellows will graduate with an advanced knowledge of how to translate psychotraumatology research into practice, thereby contributing to mitigating the impact of psychotrauma in the EU.
The PS Centre hosts two fellows, Kinan Aldemann and Camila Parera. Aldemann works on the project “Managerial practices to ensure the wellbeing of humanitarian volunteers in post-conflict situations” and Parera works on the project “Effectiveness of the WHO’s low-intensity psychosocial interventions for refugees”
CONTEXT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 722523