Title of Project
The True Cost Of Reparations: Trauma, Memory and Victim-Identity in Northern Ireland
Hedley Abernethy grew up In Belfast during the height of the Troubles, and his PhD study is a direct consequence of five years with WAVE Trauma Centre, an organisation supporting victims of the political violence in Northern Ireland. Prior to this, Hedley graduated with an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, before going on to work with Catholic Relief Services at their headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. He has worked with church and para-church youth organisations in Northern Ireland, and his PhD studies sees him return to Ulster University from which he graduated with a degree in community youth work in 2000.