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Trauma Resilience in UK Policing

 

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

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...