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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Resilience and wellbeing

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Resilience can be defined as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. Researchers working under this theme examine the biological and environmental factors influencing the ability of individuals and groups to adapt to change.

Key Questions: 

  • What makes some people more resilient than others?
  • What are the biological mechanism of resilience?
  • How can resilience be promoted? 
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