The research team developed by Matt Broadway-Horner (Project lead) to explore the aspects of being made homeless or Internally Displaced person (IDP) and how the team attempted to assess this. The team of 10 psychological researchers and statisticians spent a day at 5 camps in 4 locations within Kegalle, Sri Lanka. The aim to find out if depression, anxiety and trauma symptoms are evident within child, adolescents and adults categories, 3 months after the landslide triggered by the storm Roanu May 2016. The participants volunteered to be interviewed using self report measures. The psychological researchers did have undergraduate and post graduate degrees in psychology. Whilst the project lead had clinical experience the researchers did not and so this was their first field trip and was fun to do and work together as a team outside of the teaching institute. The research was granted ethical clearance by the ethics board at CIRP – Colombo.
Broadway-Horner,M.,Koreshi-Khan,S.,Perera,K.,Ariyabandu,S.,Hettiarachchi,D., Munasinghe,M.,Amarathunga,K.,Nimaladasa,S., Vishwalingam, A. (2016) Report on Psychological Needs: Assessment for the Landside Victims Residing in Selected Camps in the Kegalle District, Sri Lanka UNICEF