Lecturer in Psychology, University of Bradford.
I am specifically interested in researching the relationship of psychological resiliency, vicarious post traumatic stress disorder and fear of terrorism/violence. Another element of this project is to identify whether psychological resiliency can insulate us from the psychological anxiety that is caused by fear and if this construct can be incorporated into the psychological well-being of an individual. One specific area is the t 24-hour news coverage on television and radio, printed material and the internet allows terroristic acts to receive focused attention and the more horrific and devastating the act of crime or terrorism is the more media coverage it receives. Although individuals are not directly involved in the trauma, I am interested in the psychological effects of these images and vicarious post-traumatic stress and terrorism.