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Past Event

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Ageing: Approaches from Psychology

About the Speaker

Professor Jennifer Wild, Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology & Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Wild’s research focuses on three areas: memory and cognitive processes linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety, treatment development and evaluation, and how best to achieve clinician competency in evidence-based interventions for psychological disorders. 

She is particularly interested in developing internet-based cognitive therapy treatments for anxiety disorders.  Her group has recently developed an internet-based cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder and now plans to develop an internet-based treatment for PTSD.

Her PTSD research primarily focuses on why people over-remember what they most wish to forget. She has a special interest in how traumatic memories are formed and how they drive symptoms of PTSD. She is studying how factors such as poor sleep and rumination may affect how unwanted memories develop and how they then become intrusive and easily triggered. She is also looking at how to transform traumatic memories with cognitive therapy. 

Please note that this is a Hybrid event. We welcome colleagues to 66 Banbury Road or on line via Zoom:

This event is part of a seminar series:

Michaelmas 2022 Seminar Series - Ageing Post Trauma

Convenors: Professor Francis Davis and Dr Anthony Howarth Drawing on perspectives from Conflict and Legal Studies, Anthropology, Social Work, and the Health Sciences this seminar series will explore the impact of trauma on the ageing process including during conflict, post-conflict and incarceration.

Event Details

08 November 2022 14:00 - 15:00


Online & 66 Banbury Rd