Our close links with a number of police services has contributed to the development of policing policy and practice across the UK. For example, our researchers have explored the impact of police trauma and workplace injuries on police personnel. This research was produced in response to a requirement, identified by the Police Dependants’ Trust, to reform their grants programme to meets the current needs of serving or retired police personnel who have been incapacitated as a result of an injury received in the line of duty and their families. The research included a large-scale, national survey of police personnel (10,000), followed up by approximatly 60 qualitative interviews with personnel – asked about injury experiences at work and recovery from them. This data-set was unique in scale re size and scope and topic. Main outcome was unexpected – nature of police injuries wasn’t predominantly physical as assumed, but more about psychological and mental health issues (Bullock and Garland, 2017; Fielding et al, 2017).
Key findings from this work can be found in:
Funded Research Projects