Philip Hyland

Dr Philip Hyland is an Associate Professor of psychology at the National College of Ireland, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Philip's research focuses on the assessment of psychological responses to traumatic life events. Specifically, how exposure to traumatic events can increase risk of psychological distress ranging from stress-related psychiatric disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder to the emergence of criminal behavior. Philip is extensively published in the field of psychotraumatology, has been funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative, and is currently a member of internationally select group responsible for the development and validation of revisions to the diagnoses of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD for the International Classification of Diseases, 11th edition, published by the World Health Organization. Dr Hyland is the research coordinator for The Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in Psychotraumatology (CONTEXT), an EU-funded international, interdisciplinary doctoral training programme involving nine European partner organisations spanning the academic, non-governmental, voluntary, and public sectors (http://www.psychotraumanetwork.com/). Dr. Hyland is also the co-founder and Associate Editor of the Journal of Criminal Psychology (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/jcp).