Dr Michael Duffy’s research looks at mental health linked to trauma and conflict and the development of evidence based psychological interventions, in particular cognitive therapy for conflict related PTSD. In 1998 after the Omagh bombing Michael was invited with Dr Kate Gillespie to co-lead the work of the H&SC Trauma & Recovery team. In collaboration with Profs David M Clark and Anke Ehlers, Oxford university and KCL, they led and evaluated the application of a new cognitive model for PTSD with victims of this traumatic event. Since then Michael systematically explored the phenomenology of PTSD linked to civil conflict and researched the effectiveness of Trauma Focused cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (TFCBT) with other conflict related traumas via single case studies, a case series and clinical trials. Michael has been invited to present many TFCBT workshops for clinicians working with survivors after tragedies such as: the 9/11 Twin Towers attack New York (2004); 7/11 bombings London (2005); Oslo bombing and Utoya Island shootings in Norway (2012). In June 2017 Michael delivered "the psychological care of victims of terrorism" at Complutense University Madrid. In addition Dr Duffy has been an advisor to the Manchester Mental Health Senior staff on responses for victims of the terrorist attack at the Manchester concert hall on 22 May 17 delivered a keynote on "evidence based responses for PTSD" for 150 therapists working with victims of this tragedy.