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Trauma Resilience in UK Policing

 

The project was governed by a Steering Group with representation from sponsors, academia, clinicians, participating forces and national police wellbeing interventions.

About the team...

  • Sponsor, Gill Scott-Moore, Police Care UK Chief Executive
  • National Wellbeing leads from the College of Policing 
  • Clinical expertise in trauma management from Prof. Chris Brewin
  • Chief Constables & Chief Medical Officers from participating UK police forces
  • Academic expertise in neuropsychology and sociology

The project was hosted at the Department of Sociology, with Dr Brendan Burchell as Principle Investigator and Dr Jess Miller as Research Associate. Jess is also Director of Research at Police Care UK and was responsible for the design and day-to-day delivery of the study. We were also fortunate to have Dr Magdalena Soffia from the University of Cambridge as our Post Doctoral Researcher who specialised in quantitative analysis.

 

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Dr Jess Miller

Research Associate - University of Cambridge
Research Fellow - Police Care UK
 

Dr Brendan Burchell

Principle Investigator
University of Cambridge
 
 

Prof Chris Brewin

Research Associate
University College London
 

Dr Magdalena Soffia

Research Associate
University of Cambridge
 

Mary Elliot-Davies

Research Collaborator
Police Federation of England and Wales
 
 
 

Gill Scott-Moore

Sponsor
CEO Police Care UK

Latest news

Policing Trauma and Surfwell on the BBC: We Are England

27 January 2023

Dr Jess joins the amazing Surfwell Team to talk about policing, mental health and the impact of nature and an open mind on trauma resilience. To view the episode trailer, click here

Policing Blog for Global Compassion Coalition

27 January 2023

Dr Jess talks openly about the current pressures on the UK police force and how the dynamic of compassion works both ways between policing and the social world we live in. To read the blog and hear more about the fantastic work of this pioneering coalition, click here

Sunday Times article : Special Measures, trauma and policing

1 August 2022

processed-7607bc32-902b-4cec-822c-ab29467a0ccd_mfykmuy2.jpeg Article in the Sunday Times featuring our research on working conditions and PTSD in contemporary UK policing, see: What it’s really like to be a police officer: ‘We get called murderers and rapists’ | The Sunday Times Magazine | The Sunday Times (thetimes.co.uk)

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