Our research explores the factors that promote and influence a person's resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to cope with, adapt to, and recover from stress and adversity.
While resilience is strongly influenced by early life experiences, there is a genetic component and people can learn strategies to improve their resilience as adults.
Our research focuses on a number of areas, including:
- Factors during childhood that promote resilience in later life.
- Emotional resilience training in children, adolescents and adults.
- The role of personal meaning systems in resilience.
- Dietary and environmental influences on resilience.