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Dr. Aine Travers
Research Fellow, Psychology


Áine holds a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy. In 2020, she completed her PhD in Global Psychotraumatology, which was conducted as a part of the CONTEXT programme, a collaborative research consortium on psychotraumatology, funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions. Her dissertation research focused on trauma and intimate partner violence in the context of Northern Ireland.

Áine has a professional background working in the NGO sector in Ireland, mainly in roles focusing on gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is currently working on a project in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which aims to improve supervision practice in the provision of mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Travers, Á., McDonagh, T., Cunningham, T., Armour, C., Hansen, M., The effectiveness of interventions to prevent recidivism in perpetrators of intimate partner violence: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Clinical Psychology Review, 84, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL

McDonagh, T., Travers, Á., Murphy, S & Elklit, A., Assessing personality pathology response sets in perpetrators of intimate partner violence., Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Travers, Á., Armour, C., Hansen, M., Cunningham, T., Lagdon, S., Hyland, P., Vallières, F., McCarthy, A. & Walshe, C., Lesbian, gay or bisexual identity as a risk factor for trauma and mental health problems in Northern Irish students and the protective role of social support. , European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11, (1), 2020 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text DOI

Flanagan N, Travers A, Vallières F, Hansen M, Halpin R, Sheaf G, Rottmann N, Johnsen AT, Crossing borders: A systematic review identifying potential mechanisms of intergenerational trauma transmission in asylum-seeking and refugee families , European Journal of Psychotraumatology , 11 , (1 ), 2020, p1790283 - Journal Article, 2020 DOI URL

Travers, Á., McDonagh, T., Cunningham, T., Dalsklev, M., Armour, C., Hansen, M., Trauma exposure and domestic violence offending severity in a probation sample from post-conflict Northern Ireland, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Dalsklev, M., Cunningham, T., Travers, Á., McDonagh, T., Shannon, C., Downes, C., Hanna, D., Childhood trauma as a predictor of reoffending in a Northern Irish probation sample, Child Abuse & Neglect, 2019 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Vallières, F., Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Hansen, M., Shevlin, M., Elklit, A., Ceannt, R. Bramsen, R.H. , Training the next generation of Psychotraumatologists: A New Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in Psychotraumatology (CONTEXT). , European Journal of Psychotraumatology., 9, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

McDonagh, T., Travers, Á. & Bramham, J., Do neuropsychological deficits predict anger dysregulation in adults with ADHD?, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 18, (3), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Travers, Á, McDonagh, T. & Elklit, A., Youth responses to school shootings: A review, Current Psychiatry Reports, 20, (6), 2018, p1-9 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Travers, Á. & McDonagh, T, Promising directions for intimate partner violence prevention: The case of Northern Ireland, Irish Probation Journal, 17, 2020, p212 - 227 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text