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Trauma Resilience in UK Policing


Our lead researcher, Dr Jess Miller, was interviewed by former policeman Dan Clark-Neal for Channel 4 Dispatches. Dan Clark-Neal investigated the rise in assaults against police officers and how do they cope with repeated traumatic events. Dr Jess Miller provided insightful answers about the long-lasting impacts on the mental health of police officers and covered some of the findings of the Research Project Trauma Resilience in UK Policing. The documentary “Officer Down – Police Under Attack” was aired on Monday 1st July at 8 pm, receiving a wide coverage on the national media.

To see an excerpt of Channel 4 Dispatches “Officer Down: Police Under Attack”, click on the video below.

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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...