April 2020 Update

I hope that everyone is well and coping with this very strange time. Two things to update you about. I had my viva and passed! I have to do some minor changes (re-label tables etc) then I’m done – and will be Dr Cunnington. I’ve also written a piece that’s been published by NAPAC – The National Association for People Abused in Childhood. You can read it here

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  1. Hi Claire and congratulations! Now when you get asked that annoying question “is it Miss or Mrs?” you’ll be able to say “it’s Dr, actually”! I used to joke that that was my main reason for doing a PhD…
    Thank you for the piece you wrote for NAPAC – it took me a long time to recognize that what I was feeling (or not) and how I deal with that (or not) all connects up and makes sense in relation to what happened to me when I was a kid. But no-one apart from my therapist seemed to be able to see those connections, and in the absence of hallucinatory flashbacks, calling it PTSD has felt weird, fraudulent even. I hope your work will help to make it better, and more widely, understood!


  2. Excellent piece of work, I couldn’t agree more and it sums up exactly how I suffer, so much more needs to be done to help survivors. I have recent input from the local mental health team and this is just so unrecognised.


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