Claire joined the IMPACT Research Centre in May 2022 as the Senior Researcher for the Regional Trauma Network (RTN). The RTN is a specialist trauma service, involving statutory, community and voluntary sector partners, for victims and survivors of the Troubles conflict in Northern Ireland. Involving over 50 delivery partners, Claire is responsible for oversight of the research agenda for the RTN, undertaking high quality research and supporting clinicians and practitioners to build research capacity within the field of trauma.
Before joining the RTN, Claire was a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. Recent research includes the first mental health prevalence study of children, young people and their parents in Northern Ireland and coproduced research about the benefits of green and blue spaces for mental wellbeing. Claire has experience of qualitative and quantitative evidence synthesis, co-production and participatory research methods.