Chérie is a Professor of Psychology at Queens University Belfast. Cherie is a leading expert in veteran health and well-being in Northern Ireland. She has led on a four-year programme of research called the NI Veterans Health and Wellbeing Study - this research started when Cherie was based at Ulster University and has transitioned with her to QUB. The NIVHWS has led to some significant changes in the way in which military veterans in NI are recognised and supported. Cherie is also a leading expert in psychological trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is the immediate past-President of the UK Psychological Trauma Society. Cherie is the principal investigator for the PETT study in Northern Ireland.