Diana currently works as a clinical psychologist in the NHS. Her doctoral thesis investigated the factors that prevent refugees and asylum seekers from disclosing personal information during Home Office interviews. The main findings of this study have been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Further results are published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Hannah graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Sheffield and, in 2010, a Clinical Psychology Doctorate from UCL. Her previous experience of working for the National Asylum-Seekers Service guided her clinical interest to refugee and asylum-seeker mental health. Her doctoral research - currently under review pending publication - investigated how decision makers distinguish signs that people are lying from signs that they have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Laura graduated with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Australian National University. She is currently working as a clinical lecturer at the University of East Anglia. Her research interests include examining cultural differences in the memories and appraisals of trauma and the implications of these differences on posttraumatic adjustment. Clinically, she has worked with refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.
Lucy graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Social Anthropology. She later completed a Conversion Diploma in Psychology and graduated from UCL with a Clinical Psychology Doctorate in 2009. She has conducted research into how legally trained professionals make decisions about when to refer asylum seekers for psychiatric reports as part of their asylum claim, which she is preparing for publication. She currently works for Camden and Islington Foundation Trust as a Clinical Psychologist.