Dr Michael Duffy
Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI), School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Dr Michael Duffy is a cognitive psychotherapist specialising in PTSD and complex grief.
He is the Director of the Specialist MSc (Trauma) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Queen’s University and is recognised worldwide as an expert on the psychological impact of trauma, regularly being invited to provide keynote addresses at international conferences.
He led the work and research of the Trauma Team after the Omagh bombing in 1998 and facilitated studies into the psychological effects on staff providing health care in the immediate aftermath of the bombing. Since then he has provided workshops on PTSD for therapists working with large scale traumas including the 9/11 Twin Towers attack, the Oslo bombing and Utoya Island shootings and the Manchester Concert bomb. He is also a member of the recently formed UK Trauma Council.
At present Michael is researching key cognitive themes linked to complex grief, a condition that more patients will be expected to present with at mental health clinics as a consequence of bereavement by Covid-19.
FieldsGrief Mental Health Psychological trauma PTSD
Areas of Expertise
PTSD, mental health, complex grief, psychological trauma, coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19
- Coronavirus: The PTSD risk on the Covid-19 front line, BBC News, 12.04/2020
- Invisible wounds of trauma that cut deep, BBC News, 17/02/2020