Dr Laura Jobson


Research Field: Clinical Psychology

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological condition, and more prevalent in refugees and those who have experienced war.

Dr Jobson’s research has challenged the assumption that PTSD can be treated in universal ways by studying how people from different cultures remember and make sense of trauma. From this research, she has developed culturallyinformed assessment tools and PTSD interventions.

Laura’s extensive public outreach has included having her research documented by the United Nations, public science talks and workshops, and school visits.

Dr Jobson completed her PhD at the Australian National University in 2008, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Monash University.