Derrick Silove is the Foundation UNSW Professor of Psychiatry at Liverpool Hospital. He played a central role in the early development of STARTTS and remains a member of the STARTTS Board. He has worked for over 25 years with survivors of trauma and persecution. His roles have extended to service development, clinical work, supervision and training, involvement in policy formulation, and research. He and his team (the Centre for Population Mental Health Research) have played a key role in research inquiring into the epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes of mass trauma and persecution, with a particular focus on human rights issues. Research projects have included refugee and asylum seeker populations in Australia, and internationally, conflict-affected populations in countries such as Timor, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Solomon Islands and Indonesia (Aceh).