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Trauma Resilience in UK Policing


Mary Elliott-Davies is a Research Practitioner at the Police Federation of England and Wales' Head Quarters in Leatherhead, Surrey. She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sussex and was awarded a MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2013. She has presented at several conferences on a wide range of policing specific topics as well as being a named author on several published articles. Although Mary is interested in a wide range of investigative and occupational psychology, she is particularly interested in wellbeing within the police service, operational decision making and cognition. Currently, she is collaborating with other academics on several research projects as part of her role at the Police Federation of England and Wales, as well as beginning a part-time PhD at Royal Holloway exploring single-crewing, stress and decision making.

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Author's story

26 January 2024

The Marshwood Vale magazine of the South West features a front cover piece on Dr Jess Miller and how she found herself working in trauma resilience. To read a bit more about how the personal meets the professional, honouring the trusted adage "Re-search is Me-search", click here.

BLOG: The Policing Mind one year on

22 June 2023

Here Dr Jess talks about how her first book The Policing Mind: Trauma Resilience for a New Era has had impact since 2022: Transforming Society ~ Getting inside the policing mind In doing so, the book as been passed to the Home Secretary in the hope of further change to our police service being more trauma informed and open...

The Lancet featuring our trauma resilience project and trauma impact prevention techniques (TIPT)

23 March 2023

We are absolutely delighted to share that our project has featured in an essay by Jules Morgan in The Lancet Psychiatry on 21st March. Here is an extract : "People are only just starting to talk about complex PTSD, but we need to act now, says Jessica Miller (University of Cambridge, UK, and Police Care UK), Principal...

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