Skip to main content
Research project

Towards a trauma-informed asylum process and services

Project overview

By using participatory methodology, this project will co-produce with unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people (UASYP) practice guidance/resources/toolkit aimed at advancing a trauma-informed asylum process and social service to address the ‘hostile’ UK asylum system. We build on findings from our recent ESRC project (LOHST - Lives On Hold, our Stories Told; both Iusmen and Kreppner are Co-Is) where we worked throughout the last two years with UASYP as peer-researchers to explore the impact of delays caused by Covid-19 on UASYP’s access to services, education, and wellbeing.


Lead researcher

Dr Ingi Iusmen

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • children's rights
  • child migration
  • public policy
Connect with Ingi
Other researchers

Professor Jana Kreppner


Research interests

  • Jana's work focusses on the impact of early experience on development. She is particularly interested in the role of relationship experiences, especially caregiver-child and peer/friend relationships, in typical and atypical development. Jana studies factors that influence relationship experiences as well as the effects and correlates of such relationship experiences on children’s development. Jana uses this knowledge to inform the development of relationship-based interventions to promote children and young people’s wellbeing. Her research has been funded by the ESRC, NIHR, the Waterloo Foundation and the Welcome Trust. Jana's research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods. She has extensive experience conducting longitudinal research across childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Jana is currently involved in a range of interdisciplinary collaborations which span Psychiatry, Paediatric Neurology, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Public Policy, and Law.
Connect with Jana

Research outputs