Dr Greg Anderson is the Dean, Office of the Applied Research & Graduate Studies, at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC), and the Associate Director, Police Services for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. He provides oversight as Investigator and/or Administrative Lead with the application and management of individual and collaborative applied research projects that have totaled over $38 million in the last seven years. His research interests lie in occupational fitness and wellness, and occupational physiology of physically demanding occupations. He has developed and assessed an online learning tool for first responders to improve their personal resilience prior to deployment, and has recent publications in mental health, occupational and organizational stress. He is well published in both pure science and practitioner journals, and has been an invited speaker at regional, national and international venues where he translates “the science” for practitioners, providing them with a better understanding of the fundamental theory behind popular practice.
Topic: The role of police in working with people with mental health issues
Mark joined Dyfed-Powys Police as a Special Constable in Carmarthen in 1987. He transferred to the Metropolitan Police in 1991. In 1995 he returned to Dyfed-Powys Police as a Police Constable in Cardigan and, over the next 10 years, he went on to work in all four counties across the force. He served at every rank up to Superintendent, in both Uniform Policing and CID.
In 2006, Mark was promoted to lead the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) and in more recent years has served as the ‘Preventing Violent Extremism Deputy National Co-ordinator’ based in London with a national remit. Mark also served as a Borough Commander in Waltham Forest with the Metropolitan Police and as Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable with Bedfordshire Police prior to returning to Dyfed-Powys Police as Chief Constable in December 2016.
Chief Constable Collins has a BSC in Criminal Justice Studies and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management.
Lawrence S. Krasner
Lawrence S. Krasner was officially sworn in on January 2, 2018, as the City of Philadelphia’s 26th District Attorney. Before being elected District Attorney, Mr. Krasner served of-counsel at Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt, and Flores, LLC. Larry was born in 1961 in St. Louis, the son of a World War II veteran and author father and evangelist mother. After attending public schools in St. Louis and the Philadelphia area, Larry earned degrees from the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School with the help of student loans and scholarships.
Mr. Krasner attended public school in the St. Louis and Philadelphia areas. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago in 1983 and his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1987, where he was selected to the Stanford Law Review. After multiple offers of employment in prosecutors’ and public defenders’ offices throughout the country, he worked as a public defender in Philadelphia from ’87 – ’91 and was then promoted to the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Philadelphia (’91- ’93). In 1993 he started his own private practice, specializing in criminal defense and police misconduct matters. He has remained in private practice ever since. During that time, Mr. Krasner has tried thousands of bench and jury trials in criminal and civil court in the Philadelphia area as well as other counties and states.
Throughout his 30 year career, Mr. Krasner has also proudly demonstrated a steadfast commitment to social justice, having defended protesters pro bono who were involved with movements including ACT UP, Black Lives Matter, progressive clergy with POWER, Casino-Free Philadelphia, DACA Dreamers, Decarcerate PA, anti-gun clergy with Heeding God’s Call, anti-poverty and homelessness advocates with Kensington Welfare Rights Union, Occupy Philly and Reclaim Philadelphia, and Grannies for Peace, among many others.
He has resided in Philadelphia for over 30 years with his wife of 28 years. His wife has been a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for 17 years. They have two adult sons.
Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive, Community Justice Scotland.
Karyn worked in the police for 22 years in Sussex, Lancashire, West Mercia, Strathclyde and Police Scotland. In 2016 Karyn took up the post of Chief Executive for Community Justice Scotland.
In 2004 Karyn and John Carnochan set up the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit which addressed violence as a public health problem in Scotland. They developed injury surveillance, gang intervention and gang exit, and focused on preventing knife carrying, injury and passionate advocates of early years support and the role of trauma. She helps support Medics Against Violence charity in Scotland, set up in conjunction with the Violence Reduction Unit.
Karyn trained as a registered nurse, has a B.Sc and M.Sc in Psychology and is a fellow by distinction of the Faculty of Public Health. She received Honorary Doctorate from University of Glasgow for work on prevention of violence and an Honorary Masters from the Open University. She was presented with the Presidents Medal from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018 for work on violence prevention and the Saltire award. She has worked in a variety of areas within the NHS, East Africa and HM Prisons. She has published work on Armed Robbery teams, Alcohol and Violence Interventions in a clinical setting and Violence Reduction.
She is a board member of Simon Community Scotland tackling homelessness and is on the Board of the Scottish Professional Football League.
Andy Rhodes QPM
LEPH2019 is pleased to announce Chief Constable Andy Rhodes QPM will be presenting at LEPH2019 on ‘Oscar Kilo: Police wellbeing and resilience‘.
Andy is the Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary. He is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for Wellbeing, Engagement & Organisational Development and the College of Policing Professional Community Chair for Organisational Development & International. In July 2018, Andy also took over the role of Chair of CPOSA – the Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association.
Joining the police service in 1991, Andy has spent most of his service in operations ranging from public order to firearms to Counter Terrorism. Until recently he was a Counter Terrorism Strategic Firearms Commander, a role he views as the most enjoyable and challenging of his career.
In 2012 he established the NPCC Well Being Working Group and in May 2017 set up Oscar Kilo funded by Public Health and over 50 Blue Light services. Andy is currently leading on one aspect of the programme, developing a National Mental Health & Wellbeing service which aims to embed prevention into every area of how we manage our people.
Andy speaks passionately about the importance of culture, leadership and resilience in terms of providing the world class support our people need to stay healthy in mind and body so that they can thrive (not just survive)in the challenging world of policing.
Seven years on and every force is now inspected on their approach to well-being provision. Oscar Kilo has the only Blue Light specific self-assessment and a huge amount of research ongoing into areas such as the neuroscience of trauma, peer groups and critical incident debriefs.
In 2018 Andy led on the National Police & Health Consensus advocating a radically new way of working across complex systems in support of prevention and vulnerability. He is translating this locally to declare Lancashire a trauma-informed County.
Janine completed her general nurse training at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff in 1994. Following this she worked on the trauma wards and in general practice before specialising in women’s health and sexual health. In 2008 Janine set up the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Cardiff and the Vale, developing a multiagency service for children and adults who had experienced sexual violence. In 2012 Janine took up a secondment as the policy lead in Welsh Government for the ‘Ending violence against women and domestic abuse’ (Wales) Bill where she authored the White Paper for this ground breaking legislation before taking up the position as Violent Crime and Health Liaison Manager with South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner.
Janine is now Programme Director for Public Health & Policing in Wales, a national role based in Public Health Wales which is leading the partnership between Public Health, Policing and Criminal Justice in Wales, with responsibility for delivering the Police and Partners ACE programme, Early Action Together. She continues to take an active interest in violence against women issues and remains a registered nurse and an MSP practitioner.
In 2016 Janine was awarded the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year, Improving Individual & Population Health Award. Janine lives on a small holding with her husband and 2 children and a variety of animals.
Executive Director, International Association of Women Police
Jane has 30 years’ experience in the policing environment and is highly skilled in a wide spectrum of operational as well as strategic and planning roles. A police officer for 27 years Jane retired at the rank of Chief Inspector and now runs her own company offering advice on human rights, diversity & gender capacity building and mainstreaming, the establishment of proactive networks within an international police and law enforcement setting and writing and delivering bespoke training in a variety of subjects, both aimed specifically at women or regarding gender based crimes.
Jane was the President of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) between 2009 and 2015. Through this role, Jane led an association with members in 70 countries and advised on women’s policing issues, gender responsive policing, gender-based crimes, networking, and, has been a keynote speaker at a range of international law enforcement conferences.
Jane is an experienced gender specialist in the field of policing and security, advising on gender capacity building and the implementation of gender responsive policing. After a successful career in policing, she established her own company, Force International, and moved to work successfully in a variety of global settings delivering training and mentoring.
Since establishing her own company Jane has delivered advice and training across a range of gender issues to security institutions including leadership training for female police officers and effective responses to gender-based violence to both male and female officers. She is in the early stages of developing a Gender Agenda with the Kosovo Police to ensure they provide a gender responsive service to all members of their communities. Jane has worked with a number of international agencies such as UNWomen, UNODC, UNDP, INL, ICITAP, OSCE, DCAF, and NGOs. in various countries across Europe, The Balkans, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Jane has a Master of Science degree in Security, Conflict & International Development during which she carried out research into the impact of Gender Responsive Policing on women officers, police organisations and local communities.
Raynard Washington, PhD, MPH, is the Chief Epidemiologist at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. In this role, Dr. Washington is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data that provides actionable information on the health status of Philadelphia residents. He coordinates and provides guidance across the department and works internally and externally to enhance existing and establish new health surveillance systems. He also leads public health strategic initiatives and plays a key leadership role in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities, the city’s comprehensive, public health-driven strategy to reduce violence. Dr. Washington earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.
Huw Williams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University.
He gained his PhD and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wales, Bangor. He was on the founding staff team of the Oliver Zangwill Centre (OZC) for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely and Visiting Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. In 2006 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Australia. He has honorary positions with the OZC and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Emergency Department. He has published papers and books and held grants in a range of areas of Clinical Neuropsychology – particularly on neuro-rehabilitation and recently regarding crime.
Current projects include: tracking effects of Mild TBI and Acute Stress Disorder on Post-Concussion Syndrome, Computerised Neurocognitive testing of MTBI patients to predict outcomes (in Sports), DTI/VBM neuroimaging of elite concussed rugby players and processing of emotions after brain injury.
In the area of crime he:
– led on a report for the British Psychological Society (BPS) working group on Neuro-Disability in children and young people in custody;
– with Nathan Hughes a report on Neuro-disability and TBI in young offenders in children in custody for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (England);
– established, with Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) and General Lord Ramsbotham, the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Group (CJAABIG) and produced an infographic to illustrate the links between TBI and crime;
– wrote, with Dr Prathiba Chitasabesan, a report on the use of linkworkers for young offenders to manage TBI in custody,
– supported the Centre for mental health in producing a report on the economic costs of crime due to TBI. He also recently edited a special issue on TBI and Crime for the Journal of head Trauma Rehabilitation.
– In March 2015 he was guest editor of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on TBI & Crime in young people
– In November 2017 contributed to Lancet Neurology – Traumatic Brain Injury: Integrated approaches to improve prevention, clinical care, and research http://www.thelancet.com/