This project forms part of an international and interdisciplinary partnership which has arisen out of the Worldwide University Network (WUN). The WUN has identified a number of grand challenges including (in relation to public health) the promotion of resilience amongst children and young people.

Our international research team include: Professor Steve Reid and Dr Janet Giddy of the  University of Cape Town; Associate Professor Rob Cover of the University of Western Australia; Dr Elmien Truter and Dr Ansie Fouche of North-West University, South Africa; Professor Tracy Shildrick, Dr Pamela Fisher, Dr Lisa Buckner, Dr Richard Slade and Dr Stephanie Steels of the University of Leeds, U.K; and, Dr Hairong Nan of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Our collaboration is about finding out how ‘professionals’ understandings of resilience, personal and ‘professional’, impact on the services they provide which seek to promote resilience in others.

You can read more about the WUN research group here.