Trauma-Informed (TI) Pedagogical Approach
In August 2022, colleagues from the Centre were recognised for their work on a project as part of the University's Vice Chancellor's Innovation Fund.
The project, called TIPA, which stands for a trauma-informed pedagogical approach, is a distinctive pedagogical opportunity that links directly with health and wellbeing. TI approaches are not yet mainstream in the HE sector, but prominent in health and social care, and primary and secondary education, playing a central role in all areas of training and practice globally.
It is being developed as a student and staff online resource to help with ‘in the moment’ information guidance and support that is designed and delivered via a trauma-informed lens. TIPA will be based on evidence from our staff and students about the most important factors impacting them at university, developed in collaboration with reference groups that specifically address these needs.
This project was recognised by the University as having shown great ambition and dedication to ensuring success.
The project is led by Dr Margaret Brown, who has delivered third-sector trauma-informed training and Dr Eileen Harkess-Murphy, who is carrying out research in this area. The project team and advisors include academics and professional services staff in CEPS, ESS, HLS, Education Futures, Occupational Health, Student Life and NHS Education for Scotland (NES).