Nimrah Afzal


PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3.3)
Department of Psychology, University of Bath

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: A Pilot Intervention Study Addressing Parental Responses to Child Trauma

My research is focused on the role of parents in the development of child PTSD following child trauma. Previous research suggests a link between parental responses to child trauma and subsequent child post-traumatic stress symptoms. Therefore, my research aims to create an online intervention targeting parental responses to child trauma in the early post-trauma. The intervention will be co-designed in with families and clinicians, through collaboration with the Emergency Department at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Through my research I hope to implement this intervention into routine services for trauma-exposed children.

Research supervisors: Professor Sarah Halligan, Dr Rachel Hiller , Dr Mark Lyttle MD