• Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon


Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Rd, Cardiff CF24 4HQ


My name is Radha Nair-Roberts and until 2015 I was an academic researcher. However, after a severe bout of optic neuritis in my 4th year at Oxford University, aged 21, I was shocked to receive a diagnosis of MS. Despite this, for the following two decades h...

December 16, 2019

My name is Kali Barawi and I am a PhD student within the Traumatic Stress Research Group (TSRG) at Cardiff University. I was fortunate enough to attend the 2nd international Annual Meeting of the I-AM-PHD summer school, during the 16th-18th of September. I-AM-PHD is a...

December 1, 2019

Repost from 'The Mental Elf' https://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/ptsd/ptsd-current-picture-istss2019/

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common and often disabling mental condition characterised by re-experiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal phenome...

September 8, 2019

Hello, my name is Chantelle Wiseman and I am a trainee psychiatrist and PhD student who is currently looking to identify risk factors for PTSD. I work at the University of Bristol, but a large amount of my project is also based at Cardiff University too, because I am f...

July 12, 2019

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is treated in a variety of ways and for some people these methods work, and their quality of life is improved. However, for some people suffering with PTSD and in particular complex PTSD (CPTSD) the conventional methods of treatmen...

February 21, 2019

Natalie Simon talks about the Team’s recent publication, Associations between perceived social support, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD): implications for treatment

Social support is an important risk factor in the development and maintenanc...

April 5, 2018

The days following the incident were spent establishing normality and routine at work and within my home and social life. I didn't want to speak about the incident in front of my daughter, and my parents whom I saw daily. I wanted them to be reassured that I was 'okay'...

April 5, 2018

This occured in 1995, at the Pupil Referral Unit in Merthyr Tydfil. I was teacher of the Junior Class of children with emotional and behaviour problems, and shared the building with a Senior class of Key Stage 3&4 children. 
It was lunchtime, and the children and some...

My name is Radha Nair-Roberts, I am 41 years old and I have Secondary Progressive MS. Though I was first diagnosed at the age of 21, the illness didn’t immediately affect me seriously – I’ve been able to travel, study for several postgraduate degrees at university, wor...

November 16, 2017

For the final instalment of this series John Skipper, a military veteran who served in the Falklands, Northern Ireland and Bosnia, discusses the time he spent as part of the PTSD research currently taking place at Cardiff University.

My team worked with John as part of...

Please reload

Recent Posts

December 16, 2019

Please reload


Please reload


I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload