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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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Blog "The Police Were Traumatised Before Covid19" June 2020

11 June 2020

Jessica Brown's 'Stories To Sit With' article on police trauma exposure is worth a read, narrating experiences of life on the job and the reality of lessons that need to be learned in trauma exposure management. The article also features the Trauma Resilience in UK Policing project with Police Care UK and the Department of...

Dr Jess Miller talks to Che Donald (PFEW) on Covid19 Resilience for officers

16 April 2020

Police officers and staff are facing new challenges in unprecedented conditions during the pandemic. Repeated exposure to sudden deaths, lack of time to process incidents before the next job and anxiety over bringing the virus back into the home are key issues on which the Police Federation of England & Wales want to...

Jess in conversation with Rick Hanson about Covid19 & The Policing Brain:

14 April 2020

On Thursday 9th April Jess had the privilege of talking with Dr Rick Hanson about trauma resilience for Police during the Covid19 pandemic. Listen here Rick Hanson, Ph.D. , is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. He’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and meditation centers...