Our research

Trauma is a common part of human experience.

The centre interprets trauma as physical, psychological or cultural experiences that are extremely negative, uncontrollable, out of the ordinary and sudden or cumulative. Representing the diversity of health disciplines, we collaborate to reduce the occurrence of trauma as well as promote effective interventions aimed at reducing the harmful effects of trauma to individuals, families and society.

Family Violence

Explore our current and past research studies examining the issue of family violence in New Zealand.

Trauma-Informed Care

This research focuses on psychological experiences and trauma informed interventions.

Disaster Risk Management and Development

This research area is led by an interdisciplinary team.

Community of scholars

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research community of scholars was established to support scholars in trauma-related research.

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Meet the team

The centre has a diverse team of researchers working across a range of projects.

Our people


Find our most recent journal and other publications from our centre's members.