Academic, Professional, Third Sector Partnerships

Higher Education Institutions

Kings College London
University of Yale
University of Massachusetts


Foyer Aberdeen

Aberdeen Foyer have included consultation for Dr Barron in an alternative to secure care bid.

Angus Woman’s Aid

Montrose – collaboration exploring PTSD & depression in children experiencing domestic violence.

Children’s Commissioning

Understanding children’s experience of solitary confinement.

Dundee Nablus Twinning Association (DNTA)

Dundee – with FONSA supporting the training of school counsellors in Nablus in trauma recovery programmes.


Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Area.

Eighteen and Under

Dundee – working together to a evaluate a wide range of school-based violence prevention approaches

EMDR UK & Ireland Children & Adolescent Section and EMDR Europe

Enabling the embedding of evaluative practice for EMDR practitioners in UK, Ireland and across Europe.

Nature Nurture

Aberdeenshire – introduction of University of Dundee modules on trauma recovery through natural environments.

One to One Children’s Fund

London – funding support for programme evaluation in Gaza and the bringing together of Israeli and Palestinian counsellors.

One World Centre

Dundee – development of an interprofessional cross-cultural trauma-informed planning tool for refugees coming into Scotland.

Rossie Young People’s Trust

Montrose – novel implementation and rigorous evaluation of a psycho-social approach to trauma recovery in secure care.

Scottish Palestinian Forum

Edinburgh – sustained financial support for trauma recovery capacity building in occupied Palestine.

International NGOs

Centre for Applied Research in Education,

Ramallah – NGO on the ground in occupied Palestine ensuring the various projects are implemented successfully.

Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen


Children and War Foundation (CAW), Bergen

CAW is a world leader in group-based trauma recovery programmes and training for mental health professionals. Center for Crisis Psychology has provided trainers for ICCTPR development projects.

Europe for EMDR

Developing evaluative practice across Europe for EMDR practitioners.

Child Trauma Institute, USA

Ricky Greenwald is a world leader in brief exposure therapies including EMDR and his own Progressive Counting (PC). Projects together have focused on secure accommodation in Scotland.

Fight for Peace, Brazil

Proposed exploration of traumatization for children in Favelas (tbc).

International Association of Counselling (IAC) Malta

Training for counsellors and evaluative research in the Children and War Foundation trauma recovery manual.

KOPIN, Malta

Development of a network of global trauma experts to inform policy and practice for refugees coming into Malta.

Al Shurooq School for the Blind, Bethlehem

Dr Barron handing over a school-based abuse prevention programme in braille to Heleh Shehadeh the founder of the School. Eighteen and Under, a Dundee survivors group provided the materials.

Dyer, Bethlehem (Rev Mitri Raheb);and STEPPS, University of St. Andrews. And Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL)

Projects that enable Palestinian students to come to Scotland to study at Masters level.

LUNA Children’s Charity

Project development includes exploring the effectiveness of CATT in occupied Palestine.

Government Partnerships

Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Counselling

Occupied Palestine. Supporting and facilitating on the ground.

Scottish Government, Edinburgh

Introducing the trauma infromed lens into secure accommodation in Scotland.

Academic Partnerships

Duncan of Jordanston College of Art & Design (DJCAD), Dundee
Developing a range of projects covering domestic violence, child war trauma and refugees.

Kings University London & University College, London (UCL)
Delivering and evaluating CBT group recoveryprogrammes in occupied Palestine.

University of Dundee
The core academic institution for ICCTPR.

University of Malta (International Relations; Department of Psychology; Department of Counselling and theFaculty of Media and Science Studies)
Developing teaching and learning materials across degree and masters courses as well as collaborating.

University of Massachusetts, UMASS Amherst
(i) developing a framework for trauma recovery in educational institutions (ii) Trauma and Advocacy project.

University of Manchester
Involved in the above partnership.

Pierre Janet Research Centre, University of Metz, France – Developing a formal partnership between the University of Dundee, Universite de Loraine and Joanne Morris Smith, international trainer and researcher in EMDR.

University of Newcastle, Educational Psychology (Dr Barron, External Examiner).

University of Worcester, England – MSc in EMDR Therapy (Dr Barron, External Examiner).

University of Yale, USA – Theater of the Oppressed, Occupied Palestine

Chinese University of Hong Kong; Maastricht University, University of Sheffield; University of Bristol; & Zhejiang University (WUN) – Health & Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young People across the Socioeconomic Ladder: A Cross-Country Comparative Study


Innovation Voucher Companies

Resilience Recapture, Lanark, Scotland

Research Projects (by country)

Our applied research begins with impact in mind and our methodologies seek to be liberating and emancipatory. At the heart of our work is the voice and decision-making of indigenous communities.

Read more about our projects and PhD, masters & undergraduate research.


Aims and Our Mission – Partnerships