jhI regularly conduct research and consultancy on relations between (i) stress-related working conditions, (ii) health and wellbeing, and (iii) operational effectiveness in UK policing. The aim of this work is to identify and quantify exposure to stress-related working conditions that are associated with impairment to health, wellbeing and operational effectiveness with a view to the identification of low-cost and realistic  modifications to work that hold the potential to enhance officers’ health, wellbeing, and effectiveness.

This work is conducted on behalf of individual forces, the Police Federation of England and Wales, and regional Police Federation Joint Branch Boards.

RECENT PROJECTS

  • Officer welfare hazards, demand, and capacity. Police Federation of England and Wales. 2015-2017. 
  • Psychosocial (Stress) Risk Assessment: CID, SODAIT, Response, PPU. Devon & Cornwall Police Federation. 2015.
  • Psychosocial (Stress) Risk Assessment: PPU. West Midlands Police Federation. 2015.
  • Force-wide psychosocial (stress) risk assessment: West Midlands Police. West Midlands Police Federation. 2014.
  • Force-wide psychosocial (stress) risk assessment: Nottinghamshire Police. Nottinghamshire Police. 2014. 
  • A longitudinal study of stress-related working conditions, burnout, and performance among police custody officers. Sergeants’ Central Committee of the Police Federation of England and Wales. 2012-2014.
  • 2013 psychosocial risk assessment: West Midlands Police. West Midlands Police Federation. 2013
  • Police officers’ work-related stress: Partners’ views on implications for wellbeing and home life. West Midlands Police Federation. 2013
  • 2012 psychosocial risk assessment: West Midlands Police. West Midlands Police Federation. 2012
  • Job demands and job resources as predictors of CID and PPU police officers’ sickness absence and burnout. West Midlands Police Federation. 2012
  • Officers’ stressors and psychological wellbeing in the police custody setting. West Midlands Police Federation. 2011