Our Research Partners

Prof Tom Stoneham
Principal Investigator

Tom is a Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department at the University of York. He specialises in perception, memory, and dreaming; the metaphysics of nothingness and time; and early modern British Philosophy. One of his research projects is about the nature of dreaming as the product of bodily reactions and social influences in a context of a culture of the significance of certain dream narratives. https://pure.york.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/tom-stoneham(5a189f9b-cbb9-4275-8e02-81d2480a7b7d)/activities.html

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Dr Robert A Davies

Robert is a Research Associate at University of York. He completed his PhD at the Department of Philosophy at York in 2017. His research focuses on memory and self-knowledge, and includes clinical and non-clinical examples of cognitive effects, biases, and unusual epistemic phenomena. He is conducting research into trauma (especially trauma memory) and dreams. 

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Dzmitry Karpuk
Researcher, Systemic Psychotherapist & Trainer

Dzmitry is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) with over 25 years experience of working therapeutically within complex trauma recovery; for the last 13 years, being based in Leeds & Harrogate. He is a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, registered with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT). 

His work experience includes being a Paramedic and Nurse in the Armed Forces, before training and working as a Counselling Psychologist in various settings. Dzmitry is particularly recognised for his significant experience in delivering trauma-related training to various professionals, both nationally and internationally.

His particular professional interests include supporting professionals working with traumatised and vulnerable clients, burnout and secondary trauma impact on professionals. He is also a trainer and a team member of Blake Emergency Services & Suicide Bereavement UK.


He regularly delivers individual and group supervision. His research interests are currently employed as collaborator to various trauma related projects with the Department of Philosophy at the University of York.

Paul John Griffiths
Researcher, Honorary Consultant & Chartered Psychologist 

Paul is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist, he specialises in trauma informed therapy; as a Chartered Psychologist & Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), he holds the positions of Chair Elect to the North East of England Branch and Committee Member for the Special Group of Independent Practitioners. He regularly sits on the Advisory Panel to HMP Grendon, the UK’s first therapeutic prison.

Considerable experience of working independently within the UK’s legal system since 1999, providing psychological opinion to civil, family and criminal courts in the UK and the Isle of Man. Prior employment includes the National Probation and Health Services, working with Indeterminate and Restricted Offenders. In addition, has worked within Prison, and Community based Therapeutic Communities, Housing Associations, and Charitable Organisations providing residential therapeutic interventions. Since 2003, has been a Practitioner in Brief Strategic Therapy working with traumatised personnel either returning from theatres of conflict, or who work within frontline emergency services.

Forensic psychological interests include working with traumatised adolescents (16+) and adults (18+) who commit serious and specific offences; prison and mental health law; developmental impact of complex trauma; effective supervision for therapist working with complex trauma clients, assessment & risk management; leaving care, re-integration; psychological first-aid, substance-use and personality disorder.