Blerina is a Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology. Blerina's research investigates how those suffering from trauma, discrimination and social exclusion are affected and cope with the situation collectively. She is particularly interested in collective meaning making, resources and actions as well as justice processes in the aftermath. She has investigated these issues in several contexts such the aftermath of war, conflict, dictatorship, torture survivors, immigration detainees and traumatic injuries.
Blerina has a PhD in Psychology from the University of St Andrews and LLM in Human Rights from the University of Nottingham. . After her PhD she held postdoctoral positions at Freedom from Torture, the University of Oxford and the University of Nottingham. She has also previously held a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Nottingham and a Lectureship in Psychology at the University of Staffordshire. Blerina joined Division of Psychology at NTU in September 2015.