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Police Research and Education Network Seminar: The influence of occupational psychology within policing

Northumbria University


The influence of occupational psychology within policing

Dr Laura Longstaff, Department of Psychology, Northumbria University 

This seminar showcased the influence that Occupational Psychology can have within policing. Specifically, the work carried out by Dr Laura Longstaff, with Northumbria Police Force, reviewing and implementing changes to the recruitment process of Police Officers in line with best practice guidance. Research plans regarding evaluating the outcomes of the changes to the recruitment process and tracking the health and well-being of new recruits over time were also discussed. 

For slides of Dr Laura Longstaff's seminar, click here.

The series draws upon leading research expertise within Northumbria University. Each seminar provides an opportunity for staff to present their research findings on key topics for contemporary policing, reflecting on the challenge of developing evidence based for police practice.

The seminars are free to attend. They are informal and are designed to promote debate between academics and practitioners from the police and other relevant agencies..

For information on future seminars click here

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Newcastle upon Tyne


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