Free conference: Kindness in Research: trauma-informed perspectives

19th July 2022, 10.00-19:00
Strand Campus, KCL
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Does your PhD or research involve or affect people who may have experienced violence, abuse or trauma? Whatever your discipline or background, join us for a free one-day conference to discuss how we can make sure our research supports healing and avoids harm. This event is supported by Survivors Voices, a survivor-led peer support and research organisation. Everyone who comes gets a free gift to support you to implement trauma-informed research into your practice. 

The conference has two key themes: 

  • Supporting meaningful involvement 
  • Addressing researcher well-being 

Experiences of trauma, violence and abuse are extremely common worldwide. Trauma-informed approaches recognise the impact of trauma on individuals and empower participants rather than take power away 

In trauma-informed research we also acknowledge that anyone can be affected by trauma – including academics, clinicians, and PhD students – and that this is not an inherent sign of vulnerability or weakness but can often be a source of connection, empathy and kindness, leading to better data and more ethical research. 

So, join us for a discussion on trauma-informed approaches to research and methods. We will bring together a group of researchers and survivor-researchers who have addressed this topic in their work. We will have a mixture of talks, panel discussions and practical workshops. Attendees will leave with a toolkit that they can apply to their own research practice. 

The conference will run between 10am – 7pm. A full program will be available soon. The event will be catered with a lunch and a wine and soft drinks reception with snacks.


Contact: Siofra Peeren siofra [dot] peeren [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] ukI or Iveta Tsenkova iveta [dot] 1 [dot] tsenkova [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk