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20092020

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Research Focus

Cherie Armour is a Professor of Psychological Trauma and Mental Health in the School of Psychology at Queens University Belfast. Professor Armour is the Director of the Stress Trauma and Related Conditions (STARC) Research Lab. Cherie has published extensively (>130) in the field of Psychotraumatology and Mental Health. Cherie has a particular interest in occupational groups that are at increased risk of experiencing trauma and traumatic stress outcomes due to their occupational roles, for example, military, police, and emergency service workers; such as those in the fire and ambulance services.  Cherie has also published on the nosology, comorbidity, and longitudinal course of disorders such as PTSD, dissociation, anxiety, and depression. Recently Professor Armour has focused on research that investigates the mechanisms that explain risk and resilience as it relates to a wide variety of mental health outcomes. A new and exciting line of research enquiry relates to the underpinning mechanisms explaining the relationship between sleep and mental health outcomes such as PTSD. Professor Armour has an MSc in Forensic Psychology and a research interest in trauma and mental health in offender populations; currently Cherie co-supervises two PhD students working with the Probation Board Northern Ireland (PBNI). Cherie has also conducted a number of research papers and reports on domestic violence and child maltreatment. From a methodological perspective, Cherie has particular expertise in the application of advanced quantitative statistical modelling to population representative data and has completed several research projects utilising qualitative interviewing methodology.  

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Research Output

A network analysis of posttraumatic stress disorder and dissociation in trauma-exposed adolescents

Ross, J., Armour, C., Kerig, P. K., Kidwell, M. C. & Kilshaw, R. E., 20 May 2020, In : Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 72, 102222.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Childhood adversities in UK treatment-seeking military veterans

    Ross, J., Armour, C. & Murphy, D., 27 Feb 2020, In : Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • How Army Veterans Cope with Chronic Pain: A Grounded Theory Approach

    Hitch, C., Armour, C. & Waterhouse Bradley, B., 29 Feb 2020, (Accepted) Northern Ireland British Psychological Society Annual Conference .

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • How Army Veterans Cope with Chronic Pain: A Grounded Theory Approach

    Hitch, C., Harper, B., Waterhouse-Bradley, B. & Armour, C., 05 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Veteran Studies.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Prizes

    Distinguished Research Fellowship Award

    Armour, Cherie (Recipient), Dec 2015

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Excellence in Research Supervision Award

    Armour, Cherie (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Young Minds in Psychotraumatology Award for Research Excellence

    Armour, Cherie (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: National/international honour

    Activities

    DfE GCRF: Working together: supporting the needs of people with disabilities and mental health issues through research.

    Alan Maddock (Organiser), , Lorna Montgomery (Organiser), , Paul Best (Participant), , Berni Kelly (Speaker), , Gavin Davidson (Participant), , Anne Campbell (Participant), , Ciaran Mulholland (Participant), & Cherie Armour (Participant)

    06 Jan 202010 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    South African Biological Psychiatry Conference: The Nosology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

    Cherie Armour (Keynote speaker)

    22 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies 35th Annual Meeting: Resilience in Perilous Times: Pathways to the Future

    Cherie Armour (Keynote speaker)

    16 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Forensic Mental Health Past, Present and Future

    Mark Linden (Organiser), , Karen Galway (Session chair), , Richard Bunn (Member of the organising committee), , Gavin Davidson (Invited speaker), , Cherie Armour (Invited speaker), , Michelle Templeton (Invited speaker), & Helen Walker (Invited speaker)

    13 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    What can we learn about PTSD from Network Analysis?

    Cherie Armour (Speaker)

    15 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Thesis

    A Quantitative Investigation of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Veterans in Northern Ireland

    Author: Robinson, M., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Armour, C. (Supervisor) & Dempster, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy