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The hidden impact of torture: How torture affects the brain

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The University of New South Wales

The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

Ground Floor, Hilmer Building (E10)

Sydney, NSW 2052

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The hidden impact of torture: How torture affects the brain

More than one in five resettled refugees have experienced torture. Whilst we know torture can profoundly affect the psychological and physiological health of survivors, its impact on brain functioning is not known. Belinda will present the findings from the first neuroimaging study of refugee trauma and torture, providing evidence of the long term effects of torture on the emotional and social systems of the brain.

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  • 4pm - Guest presentation

  • 4.30pm - Q & A

  • 4.45pm - Refreshments and time to connect with others



About Belinda Liddell

Dr Belinda Liddell is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney and Deputy Director of the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program (RTRP). Her research focuses on applying neuroscience methods to understanding the mechanisms underlying refugee trauma and settlement, and investigating cultural variations in emotion, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.

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Meetups will occur fortnightly and will feature different speakers and topics that are related to current and future Grand Challenges. Once the presentations conclude, there will be a chance to connect with colleagues and plant the seeds for future collaborations.

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