Dr Angela Nickerson is a Lecturer at the School of Psychology, UNSW Australia, and Director of the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program. Her research focuses on understanding the psychological mechanisms underpinning refugee and post-conflict mental health, and developing effective interventions for traumatic stress reactions in refugees. She is also interested in the impact of policy on refugee mental health, and cross-cultural considerations in psychological processes. She has worked with numerous refugee and post-conflict populations in Australia, Switzerland, the United States, and Timor Leste.
Prior to taking up her position at the University of NSW, Angela conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard University and Boston University, investigating psychological responses to loss and trauma. She is a practising clinical psychologist specialising in traumatic stress reactions. At the University of NSW, Angela is involved in training therapists on the Master of Clinical Psychology program, lecturing on anxiety and mood disorders, traumatic stress responses, refugee mental health, and cross-cultural considerations in mental health.